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North Jay White Granite Park

Come enjoy nature and get fit!
Bring your family to enjoy a picnic and take time to relax! The park has picnic tables and benches throughout, and a great one-mile trail that meanders through the orchard. You can walk one lap, two laps or as many as you like! It's safe, with no worries about traffic.

There is also a small outlet trail from the orchard that brings you to a small quarry that is still being worked today. Large pieces of granite, and paving stones are scattered throughout the site.

 

History
Granite quarries were one of the first industries in the Jay area. ln fact, in 1912, the Maine and New Hampshire Granite Company made one million paving blocks a year from this quarry! They employed 318 men at a weekly payroll of $9,OOO.OO, which included many artisans from around the world. The white granite from this quarry was in high demand throughout the United States for its color and strength

Workers at the quarry

Driving Directions
From North- Follow Route #4 to North Jay. Turn left onto Old Jay Hill Road. (Across from Junction of Route 17). Drive about one mile and turn left onto Woodman Hill Road. We are right at the top of the hill!

From South- Follow Route #4 to top of Jay Hill (at Town of Jay Garage). Take right onto Old Jay Hill Road and drive about one mile. Take right onto Woodman Hill Road. We are right at the top of the hill!

HOURS
Dawn to dusk

The Stone Cutting Yard
Stone Cutting Shed, North Jay

North Jay White Granite Park
14 Woodman Hill Road
Jay, Maine 04239

Phone: 207- 645-5079
Email: mhow@megalink.net

 

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Town Office Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 8-4, Thurs. 8-5


Phone: 897-6785 Fax: 897-9420
Email: joffice@jay-maine.org
340 Main St
Jay, ME 04239

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