Protecting Becket’s Rural Character, Natural Resources and Ecologically Sensitive Areas
The Historic Quarry and Forest was the result of an extraordinary community fund-raising campaign to save a 300+ acre parcel of primarily wooded land from industrial development. To prevent detrimental impact on the site and the community, local citizens donated money to enable the Becket Land Trust to purchase the property and open the site to the public for recreational enjoyment.
Preserve our rural character
Connect to Community & Land
We welcome active participation
DONATE: To make a donation on-line using a credit card or PayPal click on the button below: (we are a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible). Consider becoming a sustaining member and select the “Make the recurring” option on the PayPal form. If you would prefer to donate by check go to the donation page for more information.
VOLUNTEER: Volunteers are always needed for various jobs throughout the year.
MEMBERSHIP: Members receive e-mail notification of special events, educational programs, exhibits, guided tours and volunteer work days. Please join us.
- During the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day, we collect a parking fee of $10 per car per day. The Quarry is open from dawn to dusk. However, during the time we are collecting parking fees, no cars are permitted in the lot after 7 PM. The lot gate is closed at that time.
- A parking lot attendant will collect the parking fee.
- Parking along the roads abutting the Land Trust property is not permitted and cars parked on the roads will be ticketed and towed by the Becket Police Department.
- The attendant will collect the parking fees and enforce the following rules:
- No diving
- No fires
- No cooler
- No alcohol
- Remove your trash