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:

 

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!