78 Winchester Rd.
Warwick MA 01378
At 1,621 feet, Mount Grace is the third 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 (in season).
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 her name.
The forest is located in north central Massachusetts.
From the East/Northeast/Southeast
Take I-495 to exit 29, Rt. 2 west.
Drive 48 miles on Rt. 2 west to exit 13, Rt. 2A east. (No “Exit 13” sign)
Drive 2 miles on Rt. 2A east and turn left onto Rt. 78 north, Warwick Rd.
Drive 6.8 miles on Rt. 78 north, Warwick Rd.
Park entrance on left.
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