Old Mitchell Road connected Mitchell Mountain in Becket to old Quarry Road, and Route 20, crossing Cushman Brook twice (two bridges) undoubtedly a big wash out problem! Two years ago I hiked here and the road bed was there, gone now. Very steep terrain and the Chester Becket Railroad ran right through here.
To celebrate Chester On Track we hiked a section of the Chester Becket Railroad which ran from the present day Becket Quarry to Chester on the main Boston Albany line. This Railroad was built to move the stone from numerous quarries in the area including the Mitchell Mountain Pink Granite Quarry. We hiked from Robbins Trestle (Blandford Road, Chester) to just past Quarry Road after the switch at the Mitchell Quarry. The journey was 7 hours of exploration, each section is split up in several posts. Special guest was Tom Hoffman
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