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Events Calendar                  Thursday Ranger Walkabouts

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PDF MAPS:                          Get on The River                 Birding                          MA Farmstands              Fall Foliage                     Industrial Tour            Canal Tour            Shopping Tour                    RI Birding

Antiques                      Annual Events               Arts & Culture        Attractions/Museums        Berries & Orchards   Biking & Bikepath          Boat Ramps
Camping                       Cruising Nights         Summer Concerts
Dining - Fine to Casual
  Drive-Ins                   Fishing
Golf - Mini-Golf          
Greenway Challenge          History of the Valley

Ice Cream                           
Lodging                                  
Paddling Itineraries
Recreation                  
River Cruising
Rock Climbing                 Scenic Drives
Sleighrides                              

Swimming                            Trails                             Visitor Centers
Walking Tours     
 

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Links: Town of Upton Official Site / Upton's Master Plan - 71 page PDF / Historical Society /  Mendon-Upton Regional School District
 Upton Town Library /
Upton Men's Club / Boy Scouts / Mom's Club / Soccer Club / Youth Club / Cub Scouts

Helpful Phone #s      2003 Archive:   CPA      A Historical Overview of Upton

Upton was incorporated in 1735 with land taken from Hopkinton, Sutton, Uxbridge and Westboro. These communities were generally formed when homes were too distant from community Meeting Houses, so a new community was laid out and accepted. Upton is a residential community with a proud history of farming and straw hat manufacturing. Early grist and sawmills could be found along the West River and streams and the Upton State Forest boasts three of the original Civilian Conservation Camp buildings from the 1930s. Upton provided soldiers for the Revolutionary War, had sympathizers with the Shays Rebellion and marched for the North in the Civil War. Dolly Keane provided secret housing for the Underground Railroad. There is a cave whose origin is uncertain - perhaps from the ancient Celtic tradition or only hundreds of years old made during colonial times. 

Craig Weinfuss: Oh That Hazeltine! // Upton's Hidden Treasure // Sweetwilliam Farm 

Carol Masiello: Upton's Al Consigli  / National Register Properties in Upton

         General Resources / West Upton Walking Tour / Stone Silo Barn Appeal / Grafton & Upton RR  

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Assets: Upton State Forest - Lake Wildwood - Pratts Pond - Lakeview Cemetery - Kiwanis Beach - Old First Cemetery - Fiske Mill Pond - Maplewood cemetery - Craft Fair every 2nd Sat at VFW Grounds 8-3 April - October

SWEETWILLIAM FARM 
153 North Street, Upton, MA 01568
508-529-2000 fax: 508-464-0051
Contact: Caroline Nicholson / Gail Harrington Email address:
sweetwilliamfarm@charter.net
Website:
www.sweetwilliamfarm.com


UPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM 
2 Main Street, Upton 01568
508-529-6600 fax: 508-529-1010
Contact: Barbara Burke Email address:
UptonHistoricalSociety@yahoo.com
Website:
www.rootsweb.com/~mauhs/

The photo below depicts the important Knowlton straw hat factory in the late 1800s - early 1900s which has been transformed into the attractive Millhaus Apartments, including affordable units.

 

 

 

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