2019 Mass Walking Tour is Off and Walking


The Massachusetts Walking tour and friends ready to set off

What a beautiful bright, sunny morning greeted our musicians as they set off at the start of the 2019 edition of the Massachusetts Walking Tour.


Liz Harkins, executive Director of Milford TV, interviews Mark and Raianne as they ready to set off on the tour

Milford TV Cable cameras were on hand in Milford at the new IHOP on Route 109 to interview the founders of the tour, Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards. A number of folks showed up to join them on this first leg of the journey. (IHOP in Milford welcomes trail users to their back parking area, immediately adjacent to the Upper Charles Trail in Milford)


Mark Kilianski of Hoot and Holler band, resting up in the shade just before setting off.

The music is new for many (most–maybe all of us) so you may hear the strains of tunes being sung as they walk along the Upper Charles Trail that will be shared starting tonight at the Holliston Public Library.


Mark Kaplan, of Holliston, a great supporter of the Holliston Upper Charles Trail, (and the Walking Tour) joins in for the first stage of the tour. Chatting with Mark Mandeville just prior to setting off (and yes, Mark Kaplan joined the walk for this portion of the tour!)

It’s easy to be part of the event, but you’ll need to show up. Check out the Massachusetts walking tour website for locations to take easy walks with them each day, and information about where each day’s concert will take place.


Heading out on the trail


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Marjorie Turner Hollman is a writer who loves the outdoors, and is the author of Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd editionMore Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd editionEasy Walks and Paddles in the Ten Mile River Watershed, and Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are. Her memoir, the backstory of Easy Walks, is My Liturgy of Easy Walks: Finding the Sacred in Everyday (and some very strange) Places.

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.


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3 responses to “2019 Mass Walking Tour is Off and Walking

  1. map195

    really nice post

  2. WOW! I am so envious of you! Have a great time!

    • marjorie561

      It is being more fun with each day. Tiring, yes, joyous, for sure! And I am singing with them at the start of each program, which feels wonderful 🙂

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