Join us for a hike along the Blackstone river in Uxbridge, MA. See the stone arch bridge and the Goat Hill Lock. Climb to the top of Lookout Rock and see some fall colors.
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Event Rating: Level 2 (Moderate pace)
Recommended for members who have completed one or more Level 1 (Easy) hikes. Terrain is mostly flat with some rocks and tree roots. two somewhat steep hills.
Distance: 4.5 miles ( 6.5 miles with the Lookout Rock hike)
Time: 2.5 hours (3.5 hours with the Lookout Rock hike)
Blaze Orange: Required
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 .
we will hike along the Blackstone river from the visitor's center across the stone arch bridge, crossing Hartford Ave. following the Goat Hill trail to the Goat Hill lock. we will then follow the Canal Towpath/ Plummer's trail to Plummer's landing where we can stop to eat a snack. We will then return the way we came all the way to the lock at which point we will ascend Goat Hill. Having conquered this summit, we will descend and find our way back to Hartford Ave. At this point, those not wishing to continue to Lookout Rock can return to their cars.
We will have to follow Hartford Ave for a short distance, walking on the road, to find the trail (King Phillip's trail) to Lookout Rock. again this is a there and back hike but the views from Lookout Rock are well worth it. There will be a small climb to get to Lookout Rock.
Trail map can be downloaded from the following site:
Bug spray, drinking water (1 Liter), a good pair of hiking boots, snacks and a hat are recommended. Blaze Orange is required. you will not be allowed on hike without it
From Providence: take 146N to exit #3, Route 16.
Turn right onto Rte 16 East and follow for 2 miles to the traffic lights.
Turn left onto Route 122 North and follow for 1-1/4 mile and then turn right at traffic light onto Hartford Ave.
In 1 mile, turn right onto Oak Street at the UMass Tri-River Family Health Center.
Visitor Center is 1/10 mile on the left in the red barn.
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.