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Outing: Monson Center

Outing

Overview

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  • Distance

    3 miles

Description

Monson Center is considered by leading archeologists to be one of the most significant archeological sites in New England. Many of the original foundations of the homes that were built in this late 1700s village are preserved.

Visiting Monson Center, a historic gem, is literally a breath of fresh air, and a step back in time.  Monson was an early colonial settlement that existed from 1737-1770 and covered over 17,000 acres. It was part of Massachusetts at its inception. The center of town, main roads, and several foundation holes remain.

Follow along with this outing to see interpretive information about cultural and natural sites along the trail to the beaver pond.