Highlighting Uxbridge

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

287 Oak Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569


The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park recalls the role of canals in transporting raw materials and manufactured goods between emerging industrial centers. Walk along restored sections of the Blackstone River Canal and Towpath from the River Bend Farm Visitors Center.

This park is operated in conjunction with the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor which extends from Worcester to Providence, Rhode Island. Straddling the town line between Uxbridge and Northbridge is a 1000 acre natural area offering walking and hiking paths, canoe access, picnic areas and a broad expanse of the Blackstone River known as Rice City Pond, which is a great area for watching wildlife.


Hiking and walking
Walk along the historic canal, which was once used for trade in the 1800s.

All Activities at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
Mountain biking
Horseback riding
Canoeing and kayaking
Cross-country skiing

Facilities at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
Boat ramp (car top)
Educational programs
Historical sites
Picnic areas
Visitor center

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