Saturday, Sept 26th – Blackstone River at Riverbend Farm in Uxbridge, MA
Posted by Gary P on 8/21/2020, 11:58 am
We will put-in 0.2 miles north of River Bend Farms (287 Oak St.) in order to avoid an extra portage. Put-in will be behind the Tri River Family Health Center located at 281 Harford Ave E., Uxbridge, MA. Coordinates 42°05'48.3"N 71°37'24.8"W. |
This paddle will be a round trip 3 mile paddle, starting on the river, weaving its way south to the Stanly Woolen Mill and then a portage to the canal back past River Bend Farms to the end. The river in this stretch of the Blackstone has multiple personalities depending upon the water level and can be very challenging. Gary will review the water levels and give an update on the message board a week before the scheduled date.
Due to the narrowness of the river, this paddle is set with a participant maximum of 10.
Face coverings and social distancing are required at the launch and take out, and any time people are closer than 6’ apart. Everyone will be responsible for their own equipment and launch. You do not have to wear a face covering while paddling, but you need to have something with you at all times for this purpose. Do not attend if you are ill.