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Paddle in the Blackstone Watershed – Blackstone River and Canal paddle in Uxbridge MA
June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Come join the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club for a Blackstone River and Canal paddle in Uxbridge. The put-in is at Riverbend Farm 287 Oak St, Uxbridge, MA, the parking lot is next to the red barn. GPS coordinates: N 42 05 641 W071 37 442. Two routes will be offered on this trip. Paddle on the Blackstone canal to historic Goat Hill lock then up the river and back through Rice City Pond. More experienced paddlers can paddle the loop, down the river and then up the canal. Both options require a short portage. The river loop is suitable for boats 14 feet and under.
Every Tuesday from mid-May through August the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club paddles a different part of the Blackstone River watershed. Membership is required. If you are not a yet a member and are undecided about joining, come with us for a trip to help make up your mind. Introduce yourself to one of the trip leaders in the orange shirts who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Properly fitting PFDs are required to be worn on all BVPC trips. Inflatable PFDs or boats are not acceptable for BVPC trips. Trip details and other information can be found at: http://www.ricka-flatwater.org/bvcal.htm. Check the message board for changes or cancellations before leaving for any trip. http://members.boardhost.com/FLATWATER/. If a trip is cancelled due to weather we will try to offer it on the next day (Wednesday).