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Blackstone Gorge – Blackstone/North Smithfield

  • Blackstone River Gorge – Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park
  • County Street, Blackstone, MA
  • Trailhead: 42° 0’54.97″N, 71°33’9.25″W
  • First Time Hiked: March 2, 2013
  • Last Time Hiked: October 2, 2021
  • Approximate distance hiked: 0.75 mile
  • Easy with some slight elevation and optional climbing.


The gorge is mostly in Rhode Island although access is only from Massachusetts, and yes, it is in fact a gorge.  There is a dam here just before the gorge that made for a couple good pictures. A couple of swans seem to have claimed the area as theirs. The hike is relatively short, just over a mile at most, but the terrain can be a little tricky if you decide to climb any of the rocks. There is one spot that overlooks the gorge that is about 70 feet above the river. A beautiful spot to relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings. Do not get too close to the edge here. Overall, a nice little hike.

Trail map can be found at: Blackstone River Gorge

The Dam At Blackstone Gorge

The Dam At Blackstone Gorge