Self-guided paddling

The Blackstone River and its watershed offer a multitude of boating experiences for the novice or the expert. Explore the quiet, teeming marshes. Shoot through the challenging narrows and unusual flows. Don’t forget your camera! There are at least 200 species of birds in the National Heritage Corridor, including 16 types of waterfowl.


Beginner Tours

Millville Lock to Blackstone Gorge (Blackstone, MA to Millville, MA)

River Bend Farm and Canal (Uxbridge, MA)

River Island Park to Manville Dam (Woonsocket, RI to Lincoln, RI)

Valley Falls to Pratt Dam (Cumberland and Central Falls, RI)


Intermediate Tours

Plummer’s Landing to River Bend Farm (Northbridge to Uxbridge, MA)

River Bend Farm to Blackstone Gorge (Uxbridge to Blackstone, MA)

Blackstone State Park to Pratt Dam (Lincoln, RI)