Blackstone Valley Paddle Club
A group of volunteers with an interest in canoeing and kayaking formed the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club in 2000 in conjunction with the Blackstone Heritage Corridor and Rhode Island Canoe & Kayak Association (RICKA). The Paddle Club meets weekly from May through August on Tuesday evenings at different sites within and just outside of the Valley.
Volunteers act as members of the land crew, paddle club guides, and sweep person on the weekly paddles. They provide an important link to the exploration of the natural resources within the Heritage Corridor.
Paddle Club volunteers also assist with other events throughout the year, lending their expertise and safety skills.
To learn more about the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club, click here.
May 17: Quinsigamond River, Grafton, MA
May 24: West River, Upton, MA
May 31: Nipmuc River, Harrisville, RI
June 7: Lackey Dam, Sutton, MA
June 14: West River, Uxbridge, MA
June 21: Blackstone River & Valley Falls Marsh, Lincoln, RI
June 28: Blackstone River & Rice City Pond - Uxbridge, MA
July 5: Bowdish Lake, Glocester, RI
July 12: Providence River - Bold Point, E. Providence, RI
July 19: Slatersville Reservoir & Branch River, North Smithfield, RI
July 26: Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln, RI
August 2: Manville Dam, Cumberland, RI.
August 9: Blackstone Gorge, Blackstone, MA
August 16: Hopedale Pond, Hopedale, MA
August 23: Stump Pond, Smithfield, RI*
August 30: Spring Lake, Burrillville, RI*