The Wampanoag tribe believed that the Freetown, Massachusetts area was haunted by evil spirits even before the European settlers arrived. Parts of it were also considered sacred lands. When Wamsutta, the Wampanoag Chief, agreed to sell the land to the settlers, it's believed that a faction of the tribe cursed the land, because they were opposed to giving up sacred lands. Many believe that the hauntings and death will continue until the land is given back to the Wampanoag Tribe.
It's easy to get to the Assonet Ledge. You just pull into the Freetown State Forest and go into the office. They'll hand you a map of the trail system. You can take a short walk to the top of the Assonet Ledge or you can hike around the pond and get all of the views. It's a beautiful hike, if you dare to walk in the Freetown State Forest. It's part of the Bridgewater Triangle. What's that? Read on.