Upton State Forest: A History

Early Roads

The "Old Nash Place"

Nash Plase on Nash Rd.“Nash Rd was a long, narrow dirt road running between Gore Rd and the former Tucker Farm on Southborough Rd.”
(Hopper, 1982)

(photo courtesy of Upton Historical Society)





In 1982 Gordon Hopper, a Milford Daily News reporter, reported that he found 16 cellar holes and identified nine home sites. He also located sawmill sites, water holes and three old dams. All of these sites were connected by a network of roads that led from Upton to Grafton, Hopkinton, Westborough and beyond. Some of these roads are incorporated into the existing trail system at Upton State Forest.

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