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November 04, 2012
Bill Regan for the Boston Globe
A burial ground in Chester Center dates from 1799.
A trail leads to a seating area called Boulder Park, where a pile of boulders dropped by the last glacier forms a visual spectacle.
This roadside shrine stands at the highest point of the trail (elevation 1775 feet) in Becket.
Another view of the shrine.
Downtown Lee, the western end of the Jacob's Ladder Trail, features preserved 19th-century architecture.
A placid stretch of the Westfield River in Russell, dammed by the Woronoco Power Co.
The Westfield River.
The Westfield River runs beside a roadside picnic area in Huntington.
The Huntington Country Store.
Littleville Lake is created by flood-control dams on the Westfield River's middle branch.
Sanderson Brook in Chester-Blandford State Forest spills over two falls farther up the trail.