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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

September Events with Metacomet Land Trust

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This wonderful little songbird
This wonderful little songbird was safely tagged and released in May as part of bird-banding projects in our region. See below for our September 14th event at which you can help this effort!

Upcoming Hikes in Blackstone with Volunteer Tom Bik

Tom Bik is leading two free hikes in Blackstone in early September. Please check our calendar and join us to visit the Blackstone River Gorge and Metacomet's Hop Brook Conservation Area!

Thursday, September 5th - Afternoon Guided 1-Mile Hike, Blackstone Gorge State Park, end of County Street, Blackstone, MA. 4:30 p.m.

Join Blackstone Heritage Corridor Trail Ambassador and Metacomet Land Trust board member Tom Bik on a guided, one-mile hike in the woods along the Blackstone River. Tom will highlight the history and natural resources along the Blackstone River Gorge. This easy-to-moderate hike is just long enough to satisfy outdoor enthusiasts and short enough for beginners. Free and open to all. Rain date September 6th, 2019, same time. This event is co-sponsored with the Go! events program of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor.
Saturday, September 7th Morning Nature Walk, Hop Brook Conservation Area, Mendon Street, Blackstone MA. 10:00 a.m.

Please join us for a morning nature walk at our Hop Brook Conservation Area in Blackstone at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6th. Tom will guide you and your family through the woodlands of this large preserve. Metacomet's property is a key protected area within more than 1,000 acres of conservation land. For more information please email or call 508-271-7131. This event is free and open to all. In case of rain the walk will take place on September 8th at the same time. The entrance to the parking lot is opposite 249 Mendon Street, in Blackstone. The Google Map link is:
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Blackstone Valley: Our Volunteers are Going Places!

Blackstone Heritage Corridor
Volunteer-led Events
August 4 - August 13

Don't Forget! - The deadline for submissions to the 2018 Calendar Contest is coming up!  Monday, August 14th, 2017 will be the last day to submit your photo entries.

For a complete list of our volunteer-led events and other events
 throughout the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, 
Visit the events page on our website.

BHC's online events calendar is updated faster than we can say
 "Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor" 
so check back often to see what's happening.

* Afraid that weather is a factor?
Check out BHC's Facebook Page for any updates! 

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, 670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA 01588

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Explore MA bike trails and paths

Summer is here, and for cyclists, it’s time to get ready to ride. Cyclists love Massachusetts because of the beautiful scenery and variety of terrain available across the state. 
If you’re new to Massachusetts or to cycling, you’re in luck. The Commonwealth has plenty of great trails and paths to ride.
explore MA bike trails and paths
explore MA bike trails and paths

Follow the link to find a selection of bike trails around MA.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Join us for the 2014 Ranger Walkabouts

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NPS Rangers Peter Coffin and Terri Teller presented a program 
on Sargeant's Trench and fish ladders at Slater Mill.

National Park Service Walking Adventures:

Blackstone River Valley Ranger Walkabouts Feature History, Culture, Scenery and Exercise

The National Park Service (NPS) park rangers and volunteers of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor will once again be offering Thursday Night Walkabouts this summer. The Walkabouts are free public programs, offered on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm June through August. Each week, you will have a chance to explore a new community. Spend an evening heading down an unknown trail and discover some of the people, places and stories that make the Blackstone Valley such a fascinating place. Last year about 400 participated during our 12-week program. We're hoping to have even more this year! Please join us! 

This year, the schedule kicks off on June 5, at the 1770 Quaker Meeting House in Uxbridge, MA as we hear about some of the Fiery Females and Freedom Seekers who made the Blackstone River Valley their home, at least for a short time. 

We're excited about this year's new programs which include: tours of the villages of Rockdale and Manville, an exploration of H. P. Lovecraft's Providence, and a look at the construction of a rain garden. 

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"We really enjoy doing these Walkabouts because it gives us a chance to take people to some of the often overlooked jewels of the Blackstone River Valley. Some of these tours are old favorites, but doing the Walkabouts also gives us a reason to do some more research to either create an entirely new program or to add fresh twists to stories we have told in the past." 
- Kevin Klyberg, National Park Service Ranger

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Indian Rock (video)

On my walk I diverged to explore what I believe is Indian Rock. It is supposed to be located off Jordan Road and off Indian Lane. Further off Indian Lane, there is another side street that according to Google maps is called King Phillip Road. (There is no street sign on the corner however.) At the end of this cul-de-sac, there are well worn trails to the rock.

looking down from Indian Rock
looking down from Indian Rock

looking up to Indian Rock
looking up to Indian Rock

Warren Reynolds posted about his visit to Indian Rock here