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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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  • We have hiked Peaked Mountain many dozens of times, both with and without dogs. The main hike to the top of Peaked mountain and back can be done in under 1 hour, but lingering on top for a snack or lu...  more »
  • The hike up the mountain was not too strenuous but it was a bit steep and rocky. The views at the top were awesome and unexpected. Loved it! 
  • I recently moved here for the summer from Florida and found this gem of a hike! You can make this hike as challenging as you like... Straight up or skirting the mountainside to the top.... At 1229 ft ...  more »