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The other Upton State Forest, Pleasant Street

Signs of beaver alongside the West River in the Upton State Forest, Pleasant Street

We have state forests throughout Massachusetts, and are lucky enough to have several near where I live. Upon has at least two separate parcels of open space, the better known area where the CCC headquarters building stands off Westborough Road, and the parcel of forest behind Nipmuc High School on Pleasant Street in Upton. We visited this second portion of state forest on a recent weekend, and found almost no one on the nearly 2 mile loop trail that takes travelers alongside the West River as it flows on its way to the Blackstone River.

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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. Continue reading

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