Sunday, July 14, 2013

I went to Chocolateville today - July 14, 2013

I was actually suppose to go there with Chuck, Tommy and Jim during the Paddle Across Rhode Island, but that got washed out, so I went by myself today. I put-in at the River Island Campground in Valley Falls, and paddled down to the Chocolate Mill Landing in Central Falls - about a mile. 

Until today I didn’t know that the first chocolate mill in the country was located in Central Falls. The Chocolate Mill Landing is actually pretty nice. It’s at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Charles Street in Central Falls just upstream from the Elizabeth Webbing Dam. The put-in is down a step hill, but there is a nice set of stairs.

This section of the Blackstone is rarely paddled since there hasn’t been good access. There has been access up in Valley Falls for a while (off High Street in Central Falls at the new River Island Campground), but the parking is a problem there, and it’s a long carry to the river. This will work out much better. 

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River Island Campground - Central Falls

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