Sutton State Forest
This is the second part of our trek on July 14, 2012 through the Sutton State Forest. At this point we had just passed the "three dots" area, which we now think was the marker of the edge of the Sutton State Forest. That is, you're now entering onto Whitinsville Water Company land. Note that the signs do NOT SAY NO TRESSPASSING EVER. Instead, they say no tresspassing sunset to sunrise. That seems to state that it is FINE to walk here during daylight hours.
For the first part of this walk, go to the Sutton State Forest Trek page.
If you click on the below map you'll get a larger version of it. The GPS points marked by us are mentioned in the text below.
So again, now we're starting from the three dots spot and continuing east. On the map, the three dots point is on the center path, just southeast of the lower right green corner. It is #25.
The path beyond this is even more rustic. On the left the blue is the blue tarps over the homeowner's log piles.
We now hit new signs on the right. These say PRIVATE PROPERTY no tresspassing sunset to sunrise. No motorized vehicles, alcohol, swimming, fishing. This was at 2800 steps. There were no blue dots at all past this point.
A short walk after this, we hit a stone wall and the trail ended at a gravel road.
A look up the gravel road to the right. Later, looking at a map, this road leads to Reservoirs #5 and #6.
A look down the gravel road to the left. This is the way we went. You can see the opening by the double trees where the open clearing / perhaps a shooting range is.
This seemed to be set up to be a shooting range on the right of the gravel road. Maybe it's just a storage location?
At step 3475 (2558 net), we hit Mendon Road again, at a gate.
Looking right down Mendon Road (towards Rte 146).
Looking left back up Mendon Road towards the parking area.
Here's the gravel road we just came down. A sign on the tree says #456. The blue gate says public water supply no tresspassing. We marked this as #27 on the GPS.
We headed back up the gravel road to the stone wall. We pondered going down the gravel road in the other direction, but decided against it. We were at step 3753 (2836 net).
We got back to the triple-blue marks at step 4139 (3222 net).
When we got back to the fork we marked as #24, we were at step 4215 (3298 net). There was a fence here, a no tresspassing sign, and a blue diamond marker. We decided to now go LEFT here, off the main trail. There was a little stone wall to cross to get onto this side trail.
Sutton State Forest Trek - Part 3
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