Blackstone River and Canal Heritage Trail

EASY 71 reviews

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Uxbridge, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

4 months ago

Nice trail with good views of the river

hiking
Monday, January 16, 2017

A nice trail, certainly kid and dog friendly. I was expecting something a little more challenging but still enjoyable. Done in mid-January.

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

My go to place for mountain biking.

walking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Well maintained, nice views! Saw many turtles and even a few fish. Looking forward to going back to cover more distance.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Gorgeous path, well maintained, no complaints.

hiking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

great hike with the family. very buggy in the summertime though.

walking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Nice place well marked trails

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Breath taking

mountain biking
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Love this trail! It's great for mountain biking. It's got a bit of everything. Great views too.

hiking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Great place to walk, goat hill is great for mountain biking.

walking
Saturday, July 19, 2014

My home away from home, The most peaceful place around.

hiking
Sunday, May 25, 2014

The portion I visited was the Blackstone Gorge. It is at the end of County St. in Blackstone, MA. This is a small place to hike (1 mile or so), but has great views of the Blackstone River and a kayak launch. It is a peaceful hike and the views are amazing.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBG1n8C3fE0 See link for video ridethrough

hiking
Sunday, April 21, 2013

Good family trail! In and out trail so it can be as long or as short as needed. Very busy at th visitors center but thinned out a lot as we got further away. Mild terrain with slight elevation climbs. Use 287 oak st uxbridge as a GPS address if u have trouble finding.

hiking
Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saw a ton of fish and turtles. I saw one so small it would've fit in my palm, one so large I'd need an extra bedroom. Easy walk with a lot to see.

hiking
Monday, January 09, 2012

A group of nine of us set out on this 8 mile excursion. There were lots of beautiful views at different elavations. Some trails where more difficult than other but easily achievable by all. It is definitely a LONG hike but totally worth it!!

hiking
Monday, November 28, 2011

The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage represents a reclamation of a former industrial site. The first trail takes you along the towpath of the Blackstone Canal, through Plummer Trail, which ends on Church Street. It is especially interesting to see all of the former channels of the canal complex and how they are filling up with water again . . . come back in a few decades and we may see wetland.

The other portion is the King Phillip Trail/Lookout area. It is not connected to the first trail. Instead, it runs from the Quaker Road parking area to the Hartford Street area. I didn't like the idea of simply turning around and backtracking on the main trail to drive to the Hartford Street parking lot, so I did a road hike from the Church Street parking area to the Quaker Road area. I wouldn't recommend it to everybody, especially those with kids, due to the road conditions I found. Also, picking up the trail from Quaker Road is a little confusing.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

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