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!!
The Becket Land Trust
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.
Saturday July 19th
2pm - 4pm
Mullen House Education Center
12 Brooker Hill Road
North Becket Village
We welcome your membership, donations, and active
always needed for various jobs throughout the year.
of special events, educational programs, exhibits, guided tours
and volunteer work days.
Please join us.
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