Climb Peppercorn Hill, Upton for a great view

Not really an Easy Walk, this approach to Peppercorn Hill takes some work to get up, and back down!

Not really an Easy Walk, this approach to Peppercorn Hill takes some work to get up, and back down!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWe 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. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

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

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2 responses to “Climb Peppercorn Hill, Upton for a great view

  1. Boy, you are doing such a great job!

    • marjorie561

      Thanks, Em, these things are part of what I hope will be an additional book, ‘More Easy Walks in Massachusetts” the structure of which I’m not completely firm about yet. But it’s being wonderful to get out and explore, with the idea of sharing what I learn 🙂

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