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 has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com