Land Trust will host Hammond Quarry walk July 23

Jul 17, 2017

Mattapoisett — Join the Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) for a guided walk to Hammond Quarry, a former granite quarry that was an important part of Mattapoisett’s history and early industry.

The walk will begin on Sunday July 23, 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 in early times. 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 Mattapoisett Land Trust is working with the Buzzards Bay Coalition to preserve 53 acres surrounding the quarry site. Over 200 town residents 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 available on the west side of Mattapoisett Neck Road. The trail is gentle but wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

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