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Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry

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Address: 456 Quarry Road, Becket, MA
Phone Number: +1 413-623-2100
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Interesting and easy trail.

This hike to the quarry was easy and a good combo of easy but with a slight incline. Perfect for family and any novice hikers but enough others trails I think for experienced... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 May 2016
Kimberly G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great hike but I have to say, there is a lot of deviant activity around the trails... When your hiking up there is class alcohol containers broken, beer cans, and all sorts of trash.... It’s sad because as a short trail itself its nice!

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Thank Daniel G
Auburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This was an awesome place to visit. A lot of history for the area. Great hiking. Pet friendly. The view from the quarry was amazing.

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Thank Monique M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This hike to the quarry was easy and a good combo of easy but with a slight incline. Perfect for family and any novice hikers but enough others trails I think for experienced hikers. Going to come back and check out the other trails soon! My dog loved it too.

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Thank Kimberly G
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

January 2016 - No snow meant no xcountry skiing so we hiked to the quarry instead and it exceeded our expectations. We've been to a few quarrys before but this one has an actual trail with informative markers explaining the equipment left behind by the workers and basic quarry terms. Very well done and remarkable scenery to boot. It's a... More 

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Thank J0anieBal0ney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Only had enough time to walk in to the quarry, haven't tried the other paths. It was a 15-20 minute walk up the main path, which is a slight uphill the whole way and somewhat rocky. (Watch your step!) The relics were cool and the beauty of the quarry itself was a wonderful surprise. There was some garbage, but they've... More 

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Thank Anne T
Brooklyn, NY
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Thank you to the Land Trust for preserving open spaces. However, the trail was odd, passing by large areas practically clear cut. The Mass Turnpike was clearly audible for a good portion of the hike. There are also no distances on the trail map. In summer, local or summer camp teens and young adults drink and jump in the lake... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

There are a few trails, can only speak of the one we hiked- which was easy. too easy for us. They have colored trails- but they do not indicate difficulty levels. that would be helpful. It is very pretty. There is a pond centered in a rocky quarry. very pretty. When we went, there was a group of college aged... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Super well marked trails, a few artifacts from days when the quarry was active, fairly well maintained trails that were easily navigable. Had a wonderful time exploring, spotting orange lizards along the path and enjoying the views of the quarry and the hillsides along the way. We were on 3 different trails, none too steep and just a little slippery... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

This privately owned gem is located near Jacob's Pillow. It has trails and a beautiful pond centered in an old rock quarry. We came to swim, only to be greeted by a uniformed police officer who was there to advise us that there is no swimming, no trespassing past the official viewing area, no alcohol and no open fires. But,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

This abandoned quarry was saved by the citizens of Becket. It is a chance to explore the outdoors and find equipment used in the granite quarry. The old quarry is beautiful with its high walls and water filled pond. Younger children require close supervision around the quarry. The access to the quarry from the parking lot is a little bit... More 

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