Opacum Land Trust & The Town of Monson have partnered to preserve approximately 165 acres known as the Flynt Quarry Land, a key parcel in the town that includes trails, habitat and history.
The Flynt Quarry Land includes a scenic view point for the downtown area, including the historic First Church of Monson. It is the beginning of a long ridgeline that runs parallel to Main Street.
The old Flynt Quarry is an important piece of the historic landscape of Monson. This granite quarry was run in the late 1800s by Rufus Flynt. The quarry provided granite for not only some of the town’s unique historic structures including Memorial Hall, the United Universalist Church (both designated historic structures), and the Monson Free Library, but also several buildings in New England, Washington D.C. and beyond. The Flynt Quarry attracted Italian, Irish, and Polish immigrants who were seeking employment, adding to the community’s ethnic and cultural history and diversity.
This property has numerous walking trails and is part of the High School cross country course. Trails link all three of Monson’s public schools to the quarry railroad system and the old trolley line, which ran through what is now Quaboag Country Club, and to town property on Bunyan Road.
More photos and a downloadable trail map will be available soon.
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