The opportunities for outdoor recreation here maintain a community tradition dating back 150 years. Moose Hill Farm Collection (0.25 linear feet)Documents the building, alteration, and running of the farm by the Kendall Family, 1943-1961. The Archives & Research Center welcomes donations of documents, manuscripts, records, photographs, maps and memorabilia that pertain to a particular property. Rooms in Time Quest Use the rhyming clues and map to find a hidden treasure and story at Moose Hill Farm.
Even as the town’s agriculture was waning in response to Americans moving west, civic fathers seized upon the public's emerging desire for leisure and healthful pursuits by opening a hotel and other tourist attractions on nearby Lake Massapoag. Along the way you’ll have fun, and learn to see (and read) clues about how land has been used here at Moose Hill Farm.
Between Boston and Providence, only Great Blue Hill, at 635 feet, is taller than 466-foot Moose Hill. Kendall took over his uncle's failing cotton batting factory on the banks of the Neponset River in Walpole.
The hill's impressive elevation, and the fact that it is located near what once was considered the informal “border” between the Massachusetts and Wampanoag Indian tribes, may have meant it played a strategic role in the cultural and political interplay of indigenous people. During his lifetime, he transformed the factory into the large, multi-national Kendall Company. Kendall’s success enabled him to acquire and protect Moose Hill Farm, which housed a Guernsey dairy herd in the 1940’s, along with thousands of acres of woodlands in Sharon.
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Follow a trail from the farmstead through restored woodlands to hillside hayfields and pastures, where you’ll enjoy views of Great Blue Hill and the Boston skyline. Visitors can both enjoy the varied, expansive grounds of this former “gentleman’s farm,” and educate themselves about its agricultural history by exploring cellar holes and tracing stone walls built by centuries of farm labor.
Walpole Mall / Stop & Shop, Norwood Adult Center Schedule: 9 a.m. Shopping for and packing healthy, nutritious lunches are a challenge that this workshop can help put you at ease.Sample wines while you learn how to shop within a budget for a family with varying taste-buds.We strive to offer classes that address a variety of cultural , social, and continuing educational needs.We are always open to new ideas for classes and instructors.Learn meal-prepping techniques that will save you time, money and the stress of getting fresh lunches and hot dinners ready during the busy school year.