Baldpate Hill sits atop a drumlin, a rounded hill formed by glacial ice acting on the underlying soil. It is near Baldpate Pond and a satellite of Massachusetts Division of Forest and Parks property. It is accessible by walking the relatively steep fire road. A fire tower is still present at the top of the hill.
Hikers will see the presence of utility poles, wires and a cell phone tower.
Flora & Fauna
Scarlet tanagers, house wrens, and ruby meadowhawk dragonflies can be spotted in the summer, and gray tree frogs can be heard calling, especially after rain.
The non-migratory ruffed grouse has been spotted here.
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Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.