Kayak Blackstone Heritage Corridor-River's Bend Farm to the Gorge 8 miles

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The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

287 Oak Street · Uxbridge, MA

How to find us

This is at the Hartford Ave intersection with Oak St in Uxbridge, MA. The Meetup pin is approximate. We will start at 9 AM SHARP. Car spotting will take some time. Look for Janice and Steve in the parking lot.

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Details

Before signing up for this event, please read and understand the entire Write-Up and the Liability Waiver below. By signing up for this event you, and any of your guests agree to the terms of the waiver.

Liability Waiver
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.

Safety First!

Event Rating: Intermediate, must have had previous kayak experience.

PFD (life vest)- REQUIRED. No exceptions, for your own safety.

We will be carspotting! The locations are not far from each other.

Water- REQUIRED, at least a liter, better to have more. You will need to keep yourself hydrated.

Bug Spray- REQUIRED, the bugs will be out :)

Hats- RECOMMENDED, the ultraviolet rays will be beating down on you.

Miles: Approx 7-9 miles total, allow a total of 3-4 hours for the kayaking. If you sign up please be prepared to bring water, a snack, sunscreen, and dress appropriately for the weather.

Come explore the Blackstone River Canal and Heritage state park located in Whitinsville and Uxbridge, MA. We will begin at the Medical center parking lot on Hartford Ave. We will unload our kayaks, and some will then drive a mere 15 minutes down to the Blackstone Gorge and leave some cars behind. We will then return to the medical center parking lot (carpooling). We will put our kayaks in the water at the preserved part of the canal, then kayak south to Stanley Woolen Mill. We will then portage to the Blackstone River, then kayak south to the Blackstone Gorge in Blackstone MA. Some of us will then return to the park in Whitinsville and claim our vehicles.

You may examine the trip beforehand by copy and pasting the link in your browser.
https://blackstoneheritagecorridor.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/RBF-to-Gorge-int-11x17.pdf

Directions: Get on Rte 146 to Rte 16 East (exit 3), in Uxbridge. Continue 1 mile to Rt 122, and take a left on 122. Go about 1.5 miles north to Hartford Ave East and take a right at the intersection. Continue for 1-1.5 miles to the medical center parking lot (entrance off Oak Street) on the right, across from the Goat Hill parking area. Call me with any issues at[masked]