Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry and Forest

Becket, Massachusetts

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The Becket Quarry is a place frozen in time. This hike takes you past rusting vehicles, sheds, and other abandoned artifacts of the granite industry. A well-marked trail network winds through northern hardwood forest, among granite boulders, over a small brook, and to a panoramic vista. From the west: From Exit 2 (Lee) off the Mass Pike (I-90), turn left after the tollbooths onto US 20 and follow it for 12.1 miles to Bonnie Rigg Hill Road on the right. Follow it uphill for 1.3 miles to an intersection with Quarry and Algerie Roads. Turn left onto Quarry Road and drive 0.9 mile to the gravel parking area on the right.
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

by Rene Laubach (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

The Becket Quarry is a place frozen in time. This hike takes you past rusting vehicles, sheds, and other abandoned artifacts of the granite industry. A well-marked trail network winds through northern hardwood forest, among granite boulders, over a small brook, and to a panoramic vista.

From the west: From Exit 2 (Lee) off the Mass Pike (I-90), turn left after the tollbooths onto US 20 and follow it for 12.1 miles to Bonnie Rigg Hill Road on the right. Follow it uphill for 1.3 miles to an intersection with Quarry and Algerie Roads. Turn left onto Quarry Road and drive 0.9 mile to the gravel parking area on the right.

© 2015 Rene Laubach/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Becket
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Becket Land Trust, Inc., P.O. Box 44, Becket, MA 01223 (landtrust@becketlandtrust.org; becketlandtrust.org).
Local Maps: USGS Otis, East Lee; trail map available online at becketlandtrust.org/quarry/quarry_forest_trail-map.htm
Driving Directions: Directions to Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry and Forest

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