Photo Gallery: Kallenberg Quarry
In the 1800s and after, this area of town produced Lynnfield granite.
The Bow Ridge Reservation lies at the end of Ledge Road, not far from the 128 rotary and the power lines that can be seen from Route 1. Before it was a town conservation area though, it was better known for its Lynnfield granite.
For many decades starting in the 1800s, Kallenberg Quarry operated on this site.
A walk through the conservation area finds some lingering traces of this early local industrial activity. And even better, it provides plenty of peace and quiet for a nice moderate hike, despite its proximity to the highway and some heavily developed areas.
Do you have any old photos of the quarry, or any relics from it? Email William.Laforme@patch.com.