At 1,625 feet, Mount Grace is the second highest
elevation in Massachusetts, east of the Connecticut River. Recreation
activities at the 1,458-acre State Forest include hiking, walking,
horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and hunting
Mount Grace is connected with a famous episode
from the era of Colonial skirmishes against the Wompanoag Indians,
known as King Phillip's War. In 1676, Mary Rowlandson of Lancaster
(a town 40 miles to the east) was captured, along with her infant
daughter Grace, by a band of King Phillip's warriors. On a march
toward Canada the baby died, and it is said to have been buried
by her mother's hands at the foot of the mountain that now bears
Mount Grace State Forest is located in northern central Massachusetts.
From the east or west: Take Rte. 2 to Rte. 2A east,
then Rte. 78 north to Warwick. Look for park entrance on the left.
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