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View from trail - Photograph by H. David SteinThe Becket Land Trust is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization which owns and operates the Historic Quarry and Forest.

It was founded by a group of citizens concerned about protecting the Town of Becket's rural character, natural resources and ecologically sensitive areas.

The Historic Quarry and Forest was the result of an extraordinary community fund-raising campaign to save a 300+ acre parcel of primarily wooded land from industrial development. To prevent detrimental impact on the site and the community, local citizens donated money to enable the Becket Land Trust to purchase the property and open the site to the public for recreational enjoyment.

We are involved with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife in setting up a New England Cottontail habitat management area on the forest site - Read all about it.

Thanks to a wonderful group of volunteers, all trails have been cleared and reblazed. We invite you to visit the quarry and hike the trails.

Join the Fun in North Becket Village on Saturday Afternoon!!
Becket Chester Quarry
The Becket Land Trust 
presents
a new photography exhibit entitled:
TRANSPORTING THE STONE TO THE POLISHING SHED: THE STORY OF THE BECKET-CHESTER RAILROAD

This new exhibit will highlight a unique slice of Berkshire industrial history focusing on how granite was transported from the Hudson-Chester Quarry (now the Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry), to the processing facility in Chester, where it was then carved into monuments and tombstones.

Reception
Saturday July 19th
2pm - 4pm

Mullen House Education Center
12 Brooker Hill Road
North Becket Village

 


We welcome your membership, donations, and active participation.

Volunteers are always needed for various jobs throughout the year.

Members receive e-mail notification of special events, educational programs, exhibits, guided tours and volunteer work days.

Please join us.

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456 Quarry Road
Post Office Box 44
Becket, MA 01223
(413) - 623 - 2100

landtrust@BecketLandTrust.org



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