We partnered in 2017 with the Massachusetts Walking Tour, a group of musicians determined to walk and present free music concerts in every town in Massachusetts. We met lots of wonderful folks, heard great music, and explored a lot of very local trails. While summer is still here, 2018, we are already looking ahead to June, 2019, when the Walking Tour will return to Easy Walks territory.
The tour will visit towns in each of the three books in the series, beginning (or ending, not yet determined) in Seekonk, MA and walking between there and Holliston, MA. In between, we will visit Millis, Norfolk, Foxboro, Mansfield, Wrentham, Plainville, N. Attleboro, and Attleboro, ten towns in all, on the tenth anniversary of the Walking Tour’s founding.
Our intrepid musicians will pack up their instruments and camping gear and walk from town to town, presenting free concerts in each of the towns they walk through, no other transportation involved than their feet. But there is a lot still to do. Venues must be arranged. Public walks, to which YOU are invited to join us, agreed to during the 2 weeks or so of the tour. Grants wait to be written. Letter of support will need to be written. Places for our musicians to camp each night will need to be arranged.
Expect to hear more updates as we go along, but for now, the process has started. We’re excited. The more who are willing to join in on the fun, the better. Happy trails!
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and is the author of Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd edition, More Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd edition, and editor of Easy Walks and Paddles in the Ten Mile River Watershed. Just out is her latest book, Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are. She has been a freelance writer for numerous local, regional, and national publications for the past 20+ years, has helped numerous families to save their stories, and has recorded multiple veterans oral histories, now housed at the Library of Congress. She is a co-author of the recent community history, Bellingham Now and Then.