Rock Hill Preserve - Middleborough
Named for a small village within the town of Middleborough, Rock Village Preserve is small but unique in character. Both the village and preserve were named for the presence of magnificent granite outcrops, which are unusual in this area of Southeastern Massachusetts. They were quarried in the late 19th century. The east-west pattern of the longer outcrops suggests that the preserve is located on an ancient fault, no longer active. The larger of the rock outcrops provides scenic views of the woodlands. Other natural attractions here are a seasonal stream, wetlands, and uplands, a variety of plants and animals, and ancient stone walls along the preserve’s boundary.