Throwback Adventure – Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park – Massachusetts

I have decided to return to posting new “Throwback Adventures” after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.  This has been a therapeutic process for me to share.  We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our “Throwback Adventures”.  They were amazing boys and are forever in our hearts.

In May 2014 Shadow, Buster, and I Adventured to Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.  These Parks contain 1,000 acres and are managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  They include:  trails, picnic areas, and canoe access areas, and also provide opportunities for education, and entertainment.

We had a distinctive Adventure to the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, highlighted by the spectacular Blackstone Canal.  On our visit we appreciated the lovely bridge across the water, hiked along the canal, and admired the bright green colors in all directions.  The boys enjoyed wading  in the canal, the perfect cool-down.  The walk was long ago so intricate details of this Adventure are distant.  These Parks are definitely a location we will explore again (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated).

 

May 27, 2018 – Rhode Island – Blackstone River State Park

Today we visited the Blackstone River State Park in Lincoln, RI.  The Blackstone River Park is a riverfront park with bicycle trails, walking paths, canoeing, and even a museum.  It is also popular for fishing.  The Blackstone Canal was built to improve transportation of goods, and was opened in 1828.  The River flows nearly 48 miles throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

We visited this park on a dark, cool New England day, a far cry from yesterday’s 80 degree heat.  Although many will complain about today’s weather, I love a 50 degree, sweatshirt-type of New England day.

On our visit we explored the trails along the canal, and through the woods.  We located a dam from afar, and noticed various bridges winding through the park.  We appreciated new trails for some exercise, taking in the nice cool breeze.  Shadow seemed to love rolling in the Rhode Island grass, while of course Wilma found some tasty sticks to gnaw.  We chatting with several other visitors, and made some dog friends.  No matter how simple the park, we ALWAYS enjoy our adventures!  (Rating:  2)

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