This is an older photo taken at the Becket Quarry processed as an HDR image with the grunge effect applied.
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Our adventurous spirit took us to Becket Quarry this weekend. The historic Chester-Hudson Quarry and 300 acre surrounding forest is owned and managed by the Becket Land Trust. The granite quarry operated from the 1860’s to the 1960’s until it was later abandoned.
Many pieces of old rusted machinery, a collapsed metal blacksmith shop, numerous large lengths of 2 inch plus diameter twisted cable (guy wire) supported by a derrick and huge piles of granite scraps (grout piles) co-exist with the landscape. Many of these artifacts are in various degrees of decay as nature reclaims her territory.
One can choose to hike the many trails on the preserve or explore the quarry pit that is now filled with water to a depth of around 200 feet. We chose the latter.
I found the sheer cliffs and rock formations surrounding the quarry pit interesting and chose to focus my attention there.
One of the many “guy wires” can be seen in the above image hanging in the upper left hand corner.
The Becket Quarry is a fun place to explore especially for those with an interest in Industrial Archaeology. There are also guided tours available. More detailed information can be found on the Becket Land Trust website.