This state park is host to a large stone carved with a date of 1652, the name John Eldecott, and the initials of several Massachusetts Bay Colony surveyors. This rock serves as one of the most historically significant documentations of European advancement into the region.
Backstory and Context
The surveyors were allegedly on a mission to chart the boundary line of the colony's boundaries. However, it is presumed that they incorrectly marked the locations, as they were approximately three miles south of their intended destination. It is said this is potentially due to incorrect information delivered by their Native American guides.
The park is open to the public year round, with no entrance fees or schedule. During the off season, however, there may not be access to restroom facilities and park staff may not be present