We recently visited Peppercorn Hill Conservation area in Upton, MA and found the climb somewhat strenuous, but manageable, especially since I had been told there was a nice view once we arrived at the top. There are trails throughout this area; a map is available on the Upton Conservation Department web page.
We were intrigued by the number of mushroom species we encountered as we strolled the relatively level trails below the hill trail. There was an amazing variety of colors, shapes, sizes. mushroom appreciators, not experts, we counted eleven different types of mushroom on our relatively short time at the property. Multiple large boulders are strewn throughout the area as well, making this much more than a simple “walk in the woods.” “Like” us on Facebook at “Easy Walks in Massachusetts” for updates about new trails and all things outdoors.
Marjorie Turner Hollman
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and is the author of Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd edition, More Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd edition, and editor of Easy Walks and Paddles in the Ten Mile River Watershed. Just out is her latest book, Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are. She has been a freelance writer for numerous local, regional, and national publications for the past 20+ years, has helped numerous families to save their stories, and has recorded multiple veterans oral histories, now housed at the Library of Congress. She is a co-author of the recent community history, Bellingham Now and Then.