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Kayaking on Blackstone River - in Albion RI

Rating: Half-Star - Long portage on a very short water route. Hardly worth the trouble.

  Portage from parking lot
  to put in 300+ feet .
Put in above dam on Albion
  Road in Cumberland RI.
Paddle upriver to Manville
  Dam and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 2.5 miles

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

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Kayaking on Blackstone River - in Albion RI

Other resources:
US National Parks Service: Blackstone River Valley
Explore RI's Blueways and Greenways: Manville River Access
Explore RI's Blueways and Greenways: Albion River Access
Blackstone River Watershed Associaton
RI Canoe and Kayak Association

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Trip date May 2012. At the Albion Dam parking lot.

Albion Dam

You do not want to kayak onto that . . .

For this trip, as my son is with me, I will put in just below the Manville Dam and do a one-way paddle to Albion Dam.
I just launched from that put in.

Tried to paddle upstream but I can not go very far.

Looking north, the Manville Dam is in the horizon in this picture.

Manville Dam picture taken earlier (not from a kayak).

I turned around and now facing downstream. Onwards to Albion Dam.


To my right are bikers on the Blackstone bike trail.

I can now see the Albion Dam's concrete structure poking out on the right bank.
I can hear it too!