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Peaked Mountain, Monson

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Peaked Mountain is a nature reserve located in Monson, Massachusetts. The property is approximately 2000acre and is owned by The Trustees of Reservations, a non-profit conservation organization. The principal landowners of its western slope, Leonard and Roslyn Harrington and Richard Elliott, have long permitted the public to hike through their properties to the summit. Concerned about the mountain's future, they sought the assistance of The Trustees of Reservations in developing a long-term strategy for protecting the mountain and securing public access after their lifetimes.Site descriptionPeaked Mountain is the highest point on a north-south ridge extending well into Connecticut, and lies at the heart of an extensive natural area that has been only lightly touched by development. The mountain and its surroundings boast an impressive diversity of habitats, including forests of various deciduous/evergreen compositions, rocky outcrops, ponds, streams, marshes, and beaver swamps. From the 1227ft summit of Peaked Mountain, a panoramic view unfolds taking in Connecticut's Shenipsit State Forest to the south, Mount Monadnock to the north, and Mount Wachusett to the northeast. In between lies a sweep of rolling New England countryside with forested hills and ridges, valley farms, and small villages. The Valley view overlook provides views of nearby Boulder Hill and the City of Springfield, Massachusetts to the west.
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  • This is definitely a must do if you are into hiking and beautiful vistas. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a great way to spend an afternoon!  more »
  • Wow, impressively well maintained trails. Some nice views from the top and even a register to sign in. Trails in excellent shape and easy to run on (although the climb is about 500'). Also worth a vis...  more »
  • Peaked Mountain is my favorite hiking spot because of the great scenery and only a moderate fitness level in most parts. It is also a great spot to take your dog for a walk. Parking is adequate and ad...  more »
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  • Great hiking area. Very well maintained trails, amazing views from the summit, and the best trail signage you will find anywhere. Both the mountain and lake section are beautiful. Highly recommend!
  • Great area for a nice hike! Beautiful view at the summit! Well kept trails moderate climbing!
  • Nice well marked trails, great views from the top!
  • Great place for a hike
  • Amazing hiking place.
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