Requirements for Blackstone Valley Paddlers Events

Questions ? Contact Cheryl StoneFoxFarm@cox.net 401-647-5887.  Complete BVPC Calendar  In the event of a last minute cancellation or modification to a paddle trip, please check the Message Board as well as your e-mail and the website for updates.  

Note: Inflatable PFDs (life vests) are not acceptable for paddling on RICKA Flatwater trips or Blackstone Valley Paddle Club trips.

BVPC Schedule:

 

May 26th Quinsigamond River- Riverview Apartments. Grafton MA

Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths. There are two options for this trip. the downstream option is good for all boat lenghts. If you decide to go upstream a shorter boat would make that option easier.

Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

Quinsigamond River- Riverview Apartments put-in.

 N 42 11 232    W071 41 652

 

irections: Take Route 146 south into Sutton MA. After the traffic light on 146 and Boston road, prepare to exit on the next exit which is Central Turnpike. Take the Central Turnpike exit. Head east toward Northbridge. The road become Sutton road, continue straight east. At the stop sign at the five way intersection at Adam's Corner, continue straight. Drive down the big hill into Rockdale. The road comes to a  T intersection. Make a left onto route 122. Head North into Grafton.  Shortly after in Grafton 122 and 122A split. A Cumberland Farms store sits precariously in the middle. Stay on Route 122 (to the right) for another mile.  Turn left at the sign for RiverView Apartments.  Follow road 1/4 mile to end (it becomes a dirt road). 


Driving Directions from Providence


Take Route 146 North. Drive past the three Northbridge exits, but after the Purgatory Rd. exit, begin to watch for the sign for Central Turnpike. Take the Central Turnpike exit. At the top of the ramp turn right and head east on Central Turnpike toward Northbridge. The road become Sutton road, continue straight east. At the stop sign at the five way intersection at Adam's Corner, continue straight. Drive down the big hill into Rockdale. The road comes to a T intersection. Make a left onto route 122. Head North into Grafton. Shortly after in Grafton 122 and 122A split. A Cumberland Farms store sits precariously in the middle. Stay on Route 122 (to the right) for another mile.  Turn left at the sign for RiverView Apartments.  Follow road 1/4 mile to end (it becomes a dirt road). 

Note: You can also follow 122 to get to the put in.

Alternate directions:    Directions: 146N take a right onto Boston Rd  ( Tony's Pizza on left)  Follow 1.2 miles to the end.  Take a right onto Providence Road or 122A South. At 1.8 miles, turn left onto Cross Street (itll be before the Valley Plaza Discount Liquor Plaza & sign). Take Cross Street (aptly named because it connects 122A to Route 122) to the end and turn left onto Route 122 North for 0.7 miles turn left into Riverview Apartments and continue following the road (itll turn into a dirt road that takes you to the put in).

Note: if you miss the left turn onto Cross Street, and you get to the Cumberland Farms store & gas station (0.3 miles from Cross Street), you need to make a hard V left turn onto 122N and proceed 1.0 miles to Riverview Apts on the left.

From the Worcester area: Those coming from the Worcester area take 146S and take a left onto Boston Rd (Tony's pizza on right)  and follow directions as above.

N 42 11 232 

W071 41 652


We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.  

June 2nd Ranger Night at River Bend Farm Uxbridge MA Ranger Chuck Arning from the National Park Service will be our leader tonight! Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.  There are two options for this trip. Those wanting a calm flatwater paddle can choose the canal trip into Rice City and back. Those paddlers with experience can choose the river section
that has current and obstacles. Shorter boats are recommended for the moving water section in the river.

Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

River Bend Farm

Paddle on the canal to historic Goat Hill lock or more experienced paddlers can paddle the  loop, down the river and then up the canal."

Video by Erik

Directions to River Bend Farm:

 

GPS coordinates:  N 42 05 641  W071 37 442

From Rt. 146 North or South: Take the exit for Rt. 16 East. Follow Rt. 16 East for about three miles into downtown Uxbridge. At light turn right and immediate left, to continue on Rt. 16 East. After light, continue to second left. Turn left onto Oak Street. Proceed north on Oak Street for about 1.5 miles, staying right at fork by school. River Bend Farm is on the right. The parking lot is next to the red barn.

We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.  

June 9th Nipmuc River and Harrisville Pond in Harrisville RI   Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths, however shorter boats will have an easier time navigating the tight turns.
 
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

Nipmuc River and Harrisville Pond
Suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

This river, above the pond and above where the Clear River enters, is listed by the state as pristine water, the state's highest rating for water quality.  Note, if you choose the river route, there are numerous beaver dams to drag your boat over.

Nipmuc River Video - Erik

upper Nipmuc River Video- Erik

 

GPS coordinates for the put-in: N 41  58.258'     W071  40.738'

 



Directions from the South: Quickie directions: 146 North to Route 102 West to East Ave to Harrisville to Route 98 and the Harrisville Fishing Area just outside of town by the green bridge.

*More detail: Take Route 146 North (On 146 North, make sure you stay left when 146 and 146A split) to the Forestdale/Slatersville exit. At the top of the ramp turn right and then left at the light. This will turn into Route 102. Once you enter Burriville on Route 102, you will watch for East Avenue and a sign for Harrisville at a traffic light (it should be the second light at an intersection you come to.) Turn right and follow East Avenue all the way into Harrisville. When you enter the town you will drive over a bridge next to the dam. Turn right onto Route 98 at the next intersection. Just outside of town on Route 98, is a large green truss bridge. Park next to the bridge by the Harrisville Fishing Area Sign.


Directions from the North: Quickie directions: 146 South to Chocolog Rd. Right on 146A by Darling Farm. Right on 98 south to green truss bridge by Harrisville fishing area.

*More Detail: Take Route 146 South until you get to the Chocolog Rd. Exit. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Chocolog Rd. and head towards Route 146A and Uxbridge. By the Darling's Sewer service, turn right onto the Quaker Highway/Route 146A. Turn Right onto Route 98/Aldrich Street by the Little Texas Restaurant and the old Brick Quaker Meeting House. Drive about seven miles south on Route 98. During that seven miles, you will cross into Rhode Island. Watch for the large Sherman Farm because just after the farm is a large green truss bridge. We will be parking by the bridge. If you get to the Harrisville Fire Station, you have gone too far.



We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.  


June 16th
  Lacky Dam and the Mumford River in Sutton MA. Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

Lackey Dam Paddle and The Mumford River

 

 
 A quote from Boston Kayaker
"It was a very pleasurable afternoon on Lackey Pond and Mumford River. Launched and paddled south into Lackey Pond. Continuing south, I traced and found the Mumford River and followed it thru past Route 146. Some trees on the rivers that made some challenging situations. I have to move my body forward into the kayak so I can bend backwards and fit between the downed tree and the kayak. The Mumford River and very much pristine. Route 146 can mostly be heard, but when I am on this river, I was at peace with the river and nature and myself."

Take 146 north into Whitensville, take the exit that reads Lackey Dam Road/Whitensville. At end of exit take a right, follow road approximately 1/2 mile to the dam.  Parking is available on the service road to the dam. Paddle through Lackey Pond into the Mumford river.  

N42 06.184  W071 41.394


We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.  


June 23rd  West River Uxbridge MA  Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths, however shorter boats will have an easier time navigating the tight turns and twists in the river.
 
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

West River Uxbridge MA

You'll have the chance to see lots of wildlife as you paddle upstream through this stretch of clean, clear flatwater. The West River, like the Nipmuc River has excellent water quality and is one of our rivers that is clean enough to swim in the Blackstone Valley. You definitely wouldn't mind falling into this section of the river! Also, no shuttling is necessary.

Directions: From 146 (North or South), take the Route 16 Exit. Take Rt. 16 East for 2 miles. You'll then pass through the Rt. 16/Rt. 122 intersection in downtown Uxbridge. Continue on Rt. 16 for 1 more mile. Look for a red building on the left. Take a left onto West River Road, the street immediately following the red building approximately 200 feet and park in the gravel lot on the right side of road. N42 05.049  W071 36.505


We have rental boats
available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor
Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.  


 June 30th   Providence River  Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths. There may be some chop as we paddle from the Bold Point landing into the river. Spray skirts are recommended.

Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

 Bold Point, East Providence

Access to the Providence River.

Kayak skirts are recommended for the crossing.

Leaving the put-in you will head northwest towards the hurricane barrier. On the left you will pass century old pier pilings (caution, some may be just below the surface). Entering the open water below the hurricane barrier there may be some chop,  especially with a south wind. Tidal currents are generally not a problem.  There can be swells coming up the bay in the open area. Kayak skirts are recommended for the crossing.

Rounding the corner, passing tugboats on your right, you pass through the barrier and enter the quiet Providence River. The electric company will be on your left and great views of the city ahead. After passing under the first bridge you are in and under the city. Waterfire braziers line the center of the river. The Providence court house and RI School of Design (RISD) are on your right. Passing under more bridges you come to the confluence of the Woonasqatucket and Moshassuck Rivers.

Bearing to the left you come into Water Place Park. The Providence Mall is in front of you. Paddle under the mall and the train tracks and continue up river until you run out of water. It is best to do this section at higher tides.

Directions:Take 195 east to exit 5, Warren Avenue. Turn right at bottom of ramp onto Warren Avenue and follow to end (1/8 mile). Turn left onto Waterfront Drive and follow to the end. Bold Pont is right in front of you.
Bold Point  N 41.813962 W 71.390233



We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.  

July 7th  Valley Falls Marsh and the Blackstone River, Cumberland RI
Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

Valley Falls Marsh Cumberland RI

A very scenic paddle for paddlers of all abilities. Enjoy the scenic marsh and a paddle up the Blackstone to the Pratt Dam.

GPS Coordinates: N41 53.907  W071 23.392

Directions from Worcester

Take Route 146 South onto Rhode Island. Take 295 North to Route 114 South (Exit 11). Take Route 114 south, this road is also called High street. Take High Street all the way to the end. Turn right on Mill street and drive down to Broad street. Town Hall Cumberland will be on your right. Turn left onto Broad Street and cross bridge into Central Falls. Take first right onto Maderia Ave. Docks immediately on right.

Directions from Providence 

Take Route 146 North to Route 116. Take 116 North over the Ashton Viaduct to Mendon Road which is also Route 122. Turn right and head south along 122. When you see stop and shop on your right, turn left at the next traffic light onto Ann and Hope Way. Drive up the hill over the P&W tracks and past Ann and Hope. Turn right onto Broad Street. Take Broad street south and watch for the Cumberland town hall on your left (a Big Brick Building with yellow capped tower) - cross bridge into Central Falls. Take first right onto Maderia Ave. Docks immediately on right.

We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.  
July 14th Singletary Lake Sutton MA Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

Singletary Lake Sutton MA


We may stop for a swim on this paddle!

NOTE:  Singletary Lake has invasive weeds.  To prevent spreading it to other  lakes and rivers be sure to clean even very small bits of vegetation from your boat before you leave the parking lot.  

GPS Coordinates: N42 10.168  W071 46.982

From the South:

Take Rt. 146 North.

Pass Exit 7 (Central Tpk).

About a mile past the Exit 7 take a left at the traffic light onto Boston Rd. (Mobil and Bank of America on your right at this intersection).

Travel about 1.4 miles to a 4-way stop sign.
Turn right onto Singletary Ave. (road sign on the left says Uxbridge Rd), travel 9/10ths of a mile.
Turn left onto Winwood Rd, continue onto Harris Ave.  Travel about 8/10ths on Winwood/Harris to the end.
Turn left onto W Main St, travel less than 1/10th of mile,

Enter paved parking lot on the left. The boat ramp for Singletary Lake is at the far end of the parking lot. 

From the north:

Take Rt. 146 South

Pass the Shoppes at Millbury on your right.

Take exit 8 For W Main St.

On the ramp, cross over Elmwood St and turn right onto W Main St.

Follow W Main St for about 1.5 miles. 

Cross Harris Ave and the parking lot is 1/10 mile on the left.  The boat ramp for Singletary Lake is at the far end of the parking lot.

From the east and west:

Find your best route to 146 in Sutton and follow the above directions.

We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.


July 21st Ranger Night at Manville Landing. Ranger Kevin Klyberg from the National Park Service will be our leader tonight!    Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.
Please check the message board for any last minute changes. 

Manville Landing Paddle


N41 58.328  W071 28.231


Blackstone River
From 295 No. take exit 10. Turn right and go 5 lights to Manville Hill Road (about 3 miles). 
From 295 So. take exit 10. Turn right and go 4 lights to Manville Hill Road (about 2 3/4 miles).
Turn left onto Manville Hill Road and go down the hill about 3/4 of a mile and look for the quarry entrance on the right. Turn in and then turn left into a small field and park. If you go over the bridge and come to a light you have gone too far.
 

Alternate directions: From the north (Worcester): follow route 146 south to the lights in North Smithfield.  Take a left onto Sayles Hill Road.  (Directions from the south begin here)  Follow Sayles hill Rd. to the intersection with Route 123.  At this intersection , bear right.(123 S)  then Take a left onto Main St. (hard to see due to tree growth around the street sign) .  Follow Main St. until it ends at an intersection just before the bridge. Continue straight through the intersection and onto the bridge, you are now on Manville Hill Road.  Take your first left after the bridge onto the Manville Quarry Property.  Take the first left into the parking area, the launch is on the right.
 
From the South (Providence):  Travel North on Route 146 to the lights in North Smithfield.  Take a right onto Sayles Hill Road. See directions from the north to complete your trip.

We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.
  

July 28th  Manchaug Pond in Sutton MA.  Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

Manchaug Pond in Sutton

 

 

From Rt. 146 North or South take Exit 5
and head west (from the South this will be a LEFT and from the North you will turn RIGHT) to Manchaug on Whitins Road. Continue several miles to fork of Parker Rd. and Manchaug Rd. Take left fork onto Parker to end, and then a right. Boat Ramp is on left. 

GPS coordinates: N42 05.533    W071 46.040

We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.    
August 4th  Seekonk River- Pawtucket RI  Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

Seekonk River in Pawtucket

View of the falls!

First, paddle about 1/2 north first to get a spectacular view of the Pawtucket Falls on the Lower Blackstone. Then turn around and head for Bold Point (about 5 miles).    The name Pawtucket means "Great Falls".

Please check a map or use mapquest before leaving for the trip.

GPS coordinates:  N 41 52 159   W071 22 816

The paddle will take place at Festival Pier, aka School Street Pier, on the Seekonk River, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Directions from Route 95 North. Take exit 28 (SCHOOL STREET EXIT) at bottom of exit go right . Follow for .02 of a mile to Tim Healey Way - on your right after the light.. Follow Tim Healey Way  to the river.

*Directions from 146 South. Take 146 South crossing into RI. Take the exit towards BRANCH Ave. 
Turn left onto Branch Ave. Merge onto 95 North (2.9 miles).  Take exit 28 (SCHOOL STREET EXIT) at bottom of exit go right . Follow for .02 of a mile to Tim Healey Way on your right after the light.. Follow Tim Healey Way down to the river.


We have rental boats
available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor
Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.  

August 11th  Ranger Night at the Blackstone Gorge. Blackstone MA.  A Ranger from the National Park Service will be our leader tonight!   Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

Blackstone Gorge to Millville lock, Blackstone MA  Suitable for all levels of experience.

Blackstone Gorge to the Millville Rapids from Erik Eckilson on Vimeo.

The Blackstone Gorge : GPS Coordinates: N42 00.923     W071 33.165

Triad Bridge on the Blackstone River

 

Check out Erik's video



Directions from the North:

Route 146 South: Take the Forrestdale/ Slatersville exit. At the top of the ramp turn left, then right at light onto Rt. 146A. At next intersection with traffic light turn left onto St. Paul Street. Follow St. Paul street until end at light at Route 122 (Main Street) in Blackstone Mass. Take left at light. Follow Rt. 122 North for about 1 mile. You will see brown and white sign directing you to turn left onto County Street towards Blackstone Gorge. Gorge is at end of County Street, parking lot on left.

Directions from the South:

Take Route 146 North to the Slatersville/Forestdale exit. Take a right at the top of the exit ramp, then right at light onto Rt. 146A. At next intersection with traffic light turn left onto St. Paul Street. Follow St. Paul street until end at light at Route 122 (Main Street) in Blackstone Mass. Take left at light. Follow Rt. 122 North for about 1 mile. You will see brown and white sign directing you to turn left onto County Street towards Blackstone Gorge. Gorge is at end of County Street, parking lot on left.
 

We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.  


August 18th  Spring Lake paddle and party!  Black Hut State Boat Ramp in Burriville RI.  Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

Spring Lake 96 acres. Black Hut Management State Ramp

From Rt. 146 North take Slatersville/Forestdale exit. At end of the ramp, take left onto School Street. School Street merges into Greene Street in Slatersville, next to white church. Greene Street then becomes Main
Street. Follow Main street until end at light at intersection with Route 102/Bronco Highway. Make a left onto Route 102. Follow Rt. 102 about 2 miles to Glendale. At Bella's Restuarant, on left, take left on to access road. At end of road, turn right onto Victory Highway and first right onto Joslin Road. Take first left onto Spring Lake Road. Proceed about 1/2 mile and take left onto Black Hut Road - there is a sign to the beach here. Go past Spring Lake beach parking lot and follow Black Hut along the shore line of the lake through a small lake front neighborhood. State boat launch will be on right at the bend in the road. 

From Rt. 146 South: Take Slatersville/Forestdale exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto School Street. School Street merges into Greene Street in Slatersville, next to white church. Greene Street then becomes Main Street. Follow Main street until end at light at intersection with Route 102/Bronco Highway. Make a left onto Route 102. Follow Rt. 102 about 2 miles to Glendale. At Bella's Restaurant, on left, take left on to access road. At end of road, turn right onto Victory Highway and first right onto Joslin Road. Take first left onto Spring Lake Road. Proceed about 1/2 mile and take left onto Black Hut Road - there is a sign to the beach here.  Go past Spring Lake beach parking lot and follow Black Hut along the shore line of the lake through a small lake front neighborhood. State boat launch will be on right at the bend in the road. 

From Rt. 295 Take exit 8 B for Route 7 North. Follow Rt. 7 north about 7 miles to light at intersection with Route 102. Turn left onto 102. Follow Rt. 102 about 1 mile to Glendale. At Bella's Restaurant, on left, take
left on to access road. At end of road, turn right onto Victory Highway and first right onto Joslin Road. Take first left onto Spring Lake Road. Proceed about 1/2 mile and take left onto Black Hut Road - there is a sign to the beach here. Go past Spring Lake beach parking lot and follow Black Hut along the shore line of the lake through a small lake front neighborhood. State boat launch will be on right at the bend in the road.

Spring Lake Boat ramp: N 41° 58.695'  W 071° 39.864'

We have rental boats
available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor
Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.  


August 25th Stump Pond in Smithfield RI Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-647-5887. 

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

This is the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club's end of season paddle!

Stump Pond Smithfield RI

Rt. 95 to 146 to 116 South/Lincoln Mall exit (from Providence, North Providence or Pawtucket take the Douglas Pike Rt. 7 North and turn left on 116). At the Junction with 104 stay on 116, taking a left and then a quick right. Go past the police station and over the bridge that divides the pond. Immediately before the Dairy Mart and liquor store plaza take a sharp right onto Log Road. Bear right at the yield sign and then turn right into the Stump Pond Fishing Area Access. 

 N41 54. 086   W071 32. 778 


We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.
  


 This is the end of the 2015 BVPC season. Please consider joining in on the RICKA Flatwater Paddles until we return next May!