Hammond Quarry walk September 3

Aug 24, 2017

Mattapoisett — Join the Mattapoisett Land Trust for a guided walk of Hammond Quarry, a former granite quarry that was an important part of the Mattapoisett’s history and early industry. The walk will take place on Sunday, September 3, at 1 p.m.

Owned primarily by the Hammond family, the quarry operated from the early 1700s until the early 1900s and produced pink granite, for which Mattapoisett was well known. The quarry site includes one remaining granite outcrop and two abandoned pits: the larger and dry East Pit and the smaller West Pit that holds water.

The Land Trust is working with the Buzzards Bay Coalition to preserve 53 acres surrounding the quarry site. Over 250 town residents and visitors have visited the site to date.

The walk will depart across the road from 7 and 9 Mattapoisett Neck Road, just south of Route 6. Parking is on the west side of Mattapoisett Neck Road. The trail is gentle but sturdy shoes and dress appropriate for the weather is encouraged.

For more information, please email the Mattapoisett Land Trust at info@mattlandtrust.org.

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