Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Join the Mattapoisett Land Trust for a short walk to the former granite quarry that was an important part of the town’s history and early industry.
The quarry was owned primarily by the Hammond family, and operated from the early 1700s to the early 1900s. It produced pink granite and was used to construct town wharves, curbstones, foundation stones, boundary markets, milestones and other cut granite seen throughout Old Rochester. It was also shipped to Nantucket and elsewhere during Colonial times.
The quarry site includes one remaining granite outcrop and two abandoned pits.
The land trust is working with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, the Mattapoisett Historical Society and other organizations to preserve 53 acres surrounding the site.
The walk will depart across the road from 7 and 9 Mattapoisett Neck Road, just south of Route 6. Parking is on the west side of Mattapoisett Neck Road. The trail is gentle but walkers should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.