Mount Grace State Forest

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Coordinates: 42°41′47″N 72°20′49″W / 42.69639°N 72.34694°W / 42.69639; -72.34694
Mount Grace State Forest
Massachusetts State Forest
Mount Grace.jpg
View from the firetower on Mount Grace
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Franklin
Town Warwick
Location Winchester Road
 - elevation 1,614 ft (492 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°41′47″N 72°20′49″W / 42.69639°N 72.34694°W / 42.69639; -72.34694
Highest point
 - elevation 1,621 ft (494 m)
Area 1,578 acres (639 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location of Mount Grace State Forest in Massachusetts
Website: Mount Grace State Forest

Mount Grace State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest located in the town of Warwick. The forest is highlighted by 1,625-foot (495 m) Mount Grace, the third highest point in the Commonwealth east of the Connecticut River after Mount Wachusett and Mount Watatic. The forest is bordered by Warwick State Forest to the west and is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

History[edit]

According to legend, Mount Grace is named for the baby daughter of Mary Rowlandson, a woman captured by Wompanoag warriors during King Phillip's War who buried her infant at the foot of the mountain after she perished along the route to Canada.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Forest trails, which include a portion of the 114-mile Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, are used for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.
  • The forest also offers picnicking and restricted hunting.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Grace". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Mount Grace State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 

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