River Bend Farm

About this Location

The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park recalls the role of canals in transporting raw materials and manufactured goods between emerging industrial centers. From Farm to Factory represents the theme that this visitor center emphasizes in the context of the entire Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. While at the park, walk along sections of the Blackstone River, Canal, and Towpath. Straddling the town line between Uxbridge and Northbridge, the park is a 1000-acre natural area offering walking and hiking paths, canoe access, picnic areas, and a broad expanse of the Blackstone River known as Rice City Pond, which is a great area for watching wildlife. The barn includes displays, exhibits, information, and restrooms. The Visitor Center is operated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

About Blackstone River State Park

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The Blackstone River features 1000 acres of natural park, filled with trails and historical sites. The park also has biking, horseback riding, canoe access, fishing, hunting, picnic areas and more.

Walk along the historic canal, which was once used for trade in the 1800s.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Blackstone River State Park Official Website

Last updated December 17, 2023