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Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

Address: 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge, MA
Phone Number: 508-278-7604
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Uxbridge
Type: Historic sites, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: In the late 1800s industries in the Blackstone River Valley used this canal to transport textiles...
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Type: Historic sites, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: In the late 1800s industries in the Blackstone River Valley used this canal to transport textiles between Providence and central Massachusetts.

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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Check out this area for walking, fishing, hiking, cook outs, and watch the yearly schedule for upcoming events.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Walking trail along the canal. Birdwatching, water fowl and other walking tours. Inside is a large cattle barn all refurbished. It was River Bend Farm which my father used to have a house to house milk delivery job there. Maple sugaring in the spring.

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Sutton,Ma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I find myself at the Blackstone many times through out the year.Each season offers something different.Whether you're a photographer or just someone who likes to hike,there's always something for everyone! I never visit without my camera!

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I have been to this state park several times. It is a very pretty area that runs by the Blackstone Canal. It has a few hiking trails and a visitor center. The rangers there do have some programs for young children, one of which my niece attended, which was informative and fun for the whole family. There s also a... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wonderful place to walk and see turtles, birds and all other kinds of animals. The kids would love it! Also it is handicapped accesable for a wheelchair. I took my Mom and she loved it! The Ranger was/is so informative and we have returned many times!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have a picnic, walk the trails and see some wildlife - all fun calm things to do for yourself or with children. Stop bye on a regular basis myself or with my grandson.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I rode my hybrid bicycle all around the Heritage State Park and it was a nice ride. The park personnel were very good guides to the park, trails and region. The only negatives would be some trails were not well maintained, some of the road crossings were dangerous primarily due to limited sight lines and drivers that didn't think the... More 

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a great place for a peaceful walk along a scenic towpath by the canal- surrounded by beautiful mowed fields.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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149 reviews 149 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is an excellent place for a trail run, a mt bike ride, or a hike with your dog. My dog seems to like it. The mountain biking trails are really good, especially if you cross the street and take the Goat Lock Trail. The trail that goes by the visitors center is flat, easy and great for families. They... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Great vantage points in Rice city section. Had seen Bald eagles here this spring. On any day you can see ducks,geese and hawks. On Plummer landing area look for snapping turtles,fox,coyote and deer.

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