Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge, MA invites you to attend a weekend canal walk this Saturday, June 11 at 1:00 p.m. and lasting an hour. The trail leads from the River Bend Farm Visitor Center at 27 Oak Street to the canal’s towpath. During the walk, a tour guide will explain the historical, cultural and ecological significance of the canal.
The whole family can join in on this easy walk appropriate for all ages. After walking the trails, sit down by the visitor center and enjoy a picnic while watching many species of birds and surveying the rich landscape.
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