Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

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Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park tells the rich history of the Blackstone Canal, the farm to factory transition that was taking place across a rapidly industrializing New England during the 19th century and the later dairy farming industry in New England. The park features 1000 acres of a formerly industrialized natural park, filled with trails and historic sites. The park’s Visitor Center is located at River Bend Farm in a 1913 barn along a restored section of the Blackstone Canal.  Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State park hosts a range of free interpretive programing year round about the history, nature and peoples of the Blackstone Valley. The park also has a bike path, horseback riding, canoe access, fishing, hunting picnic areas and more.

River Bend Farm Visitor Center

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The Blackstone River features 1000 acres of natural park, filled with trails and historical sites. The park also has biking, horseback riding, canoe access, fishing, hunting, picnic areas and more.

All Activities at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Cross-country skiing

Facilities at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

  • Boat ramp (car top)
  • Educational programs
  • Historical sites
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Visitor center