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Blackstone River - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Day Trip Report
Trip Dates: September 4, 2010
Nearest City: Uxbridge, MA
Difficulty: Easy

Description:

Kayaked Tour 3 of the Blackstone River & Canal Guide.

Started at the River Bend Farm and kayaked to the northern end of the canal. Had to portage from the Canal to the River at the Hartford Ave Dam. The water level was fairly low.

This tour of the River has many twists turns and some fun rapids. Be ready to find yourself aground if you don't watch the flow of the rapids with low water levels. You can check the water level at the Hartford Ave Spillway. Paddle south until you hit the Stanley Woolen Mill and portage back to the Canal. Paddle north back to the River Bend Farm.

All in all a great trip with some fun swirling rapids. I would consider this a advanced beginner level

Accommodations:

Visitor Center offers bathroom facilites

Fees:

None

Directions:

From Route 146 take Exit 16. Head torwards Uxbridge Center. Turn left at light onto Main Street/Rt 122N. Continue over a mile to the Hartford Ave traffic light. Turn Right onto Hartford Ave. Continue Straight through 4 way interection at Granite Street. As your coming down the hill take a sharp Right onto Oak Street. The River Bend Farm will be about 1/4 a mile on your left.

Resources:

"The Blackstone River & Canal Guide" can be picked up at the Visitor Center.


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