The 14+ acres of the Rock Village Preserve may be one of Middleborough’s smaller conservation lands but it is unique in its 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 The east-west pattern of the longer outcrops suggests that the preserve is located on an ancient fault, no longer active.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.
Photo courtesy of Nicole Jacquelyn Photography and Design.