As part of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s “Go Explore!” program, the Friends of Upton State Forest (FUSF) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are co-sponsoring a hike through history at Upton State Forest on September 24. We will “Travel Through Time” to explore cellar holes, stone walls, cut stones, water crossings, early roads and other evidence of early settlement and industry. There are many layers of history at Upton State Forest, and we will discuss that as we view remnants of an earlier time.
Meet at the historic CCC Headquarters Building near the intersection of Westborough and Southborough Roads in Upton. The GPS address is 205 Westboro Rd. Registration is at 12:30 PM with the hike leaving at 1:00 PM. A liability waiver is required. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Please leave pets at home, as some people are fearful. Dress for the weather, and the trail. Remember water, sunscreen, and insect repellant. This is a moderate hike with some hills and uneven footing. It us approximately 2.5 miles and should last between two to three hours.
For a notice of cancellation due to inclement weather send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Go!” in the subject line. You can also call 508-278-7604 for more information.
The Friends of Upton State Forest is a non-profit group with a mission “to preserve, enhance, and protect the natural and historic resources of Upton State Forest”. They welcome new members. For more information go to friendsofuptonstateforest.org or write to them at PO Box 258, Upton, MA 01568-0258.