We went hiking here on May 20. The weather was perfect, but most of the trails were obscured by fallen branches and trees (damage from the December storm). We still had a great time.

The quarry was in operation from the 1860s to the 1960s, then seemed to shut down with no prior warning. The equipment and vehicles were abandoned and many of them still stand at attention as if waiting for the workers to come back. The quarry itself filled with water and now is a beautiful little “pond” with the biggest tadpoles I’ve ever seen.

One of the trucks left behind

One of the trucks left behind

Former quarry site. Now a scenic "pond."

Former quarry site. Now a scenic "pond."

Machinery long abandoned

Machinery long abandoned

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