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The Hidden Charles reveals itself in North Bellingham

By Marjorie Turner Hollman (courtesy of Bellingham BCharles River Maple Street Bellingham MAulletin)

The Charles River is relatively small as it wends its way through Bellingham, traveling from Hopkinton (its source) to Boston, where it spills into the sea. But years ago, even these small waterways were viewed as potential sources of power. Thus, when you walk along the conservation land just off North Maple Street in Bellingham that borders the Charles River, you’ll quickly discover the remnants of an old dam. I suspect that many people pass right by, ignorant of this lovely spot as they drive north on Maple Street on their way to Rt. 126 and destinations farther north. Continue reading

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Naturally New England: High Street Walking Trail Explored

(Courtesy of Bellingham Bulletin) The High Street sports fields in Bellingham are used for ball games by many groups in town, but a broad walking trail at the edge of the woods behind the ball fields offers recreation of a different sort. The trail leads toward a substantial floodplain of the Charles River. The river itself crosses under High Street, quite near North Maple Street. There were mosquitoes aplenty on the trail the day we walked there (typical of floodplain environments), but with cooler weather this will be a nice trail to explore. Continue reading

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