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Winter has Arrived– Hopedale Parklands

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Hopedale Pond, frozen

Until quite recently we have enjoyed relatively mild temperatures for December. Overnight the temps dropped into the teens and the pond at Hopedale Parklands quaked from the shock of the change. Continue reading

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Home again, home again

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Colors are popping right now

After traveling, I always have a hard time getting going–there seems to be so many things to get back where they belong, so many concerns to tend to. We’ve just returned from visiting grandboys in Tennessee. But right now the foliage in our area has simply “popped” and I can’t bear to miss it. Continue reading

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“Where’s Joe’s Rock?” or “What Makes an Easy Walk?”

View from Joe's Rock, Wrentham

View from Joe’s Rock, Wrentham

The genesis of my Easy Walks book series began when I noticed  an unusual amount of activity on my website, people asking the question, “Where’s Joe’s Rock?” Continue reading

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Finding Fantastic Foliage

Sculpture Park, Franklin, MA

Sculpture Park, Franklin, MA

When the woods begin filling with color, it’s as though I’ve forgotten this ever happened before. Some view fall as the harbinger of winter, but for me, it is the long-promised relief from the heat of summer. Continue reading

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Take ‘Easy Walk’ with Local Author and Historian

Thanks to Chris Bergeron for the great article in the Milford Daily News and the MetroWest News about me and my book, Easy Walks in Massachusetts.
[Linked courtesy of the Milford Daily News]
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150519/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150516334/2002/LIFESTYLE

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

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Fall at Rice City Pond, Uxbridge, MA

The Blackstone River is a hidden jewel that is slowly being discovered. Here’s a quiet spot along the Blackstone that offers water access, and views of rolling hills upstream from the pond, on both sides of the river. The Blackstone Canal was built on the opposite bank of the river from where this photo was taken. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI love how the water sparkles in the sunshine–a perfect fall day for an Easy Walk in the Blackstone River Valley.

Marjorie Turner Hollman

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

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Blackstone River Bikeway in Lincoln

There are a number of access points on the Blackstone River Bikeway, a wonderful railtrail that follows the Blackstone River from Woonsocket, RI to Pawtucket. There are views of the river along much of the 14 mile trail, but there are also interesting man-made structures that are pretty amazing. These views are found in Lincoln, RI, a pretty quiet section of the trail.  SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

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Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

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Nice Interview About “Easy Walks in Massachusetts” Walking Trails Book

Mark Strom did a great job interviewing me recently about “Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” (Nice photo too, taken next to Louisa Lake, along the Milford Upper Charles Bikeway). Read the article here:

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140712/NEWS/140718764

Marjorie Turner Hollman

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

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Fleeting time for fall foliage

Lookout Rock 1

Lookout Rock in Uxbridge always offers a lovely view of the countryside. Lots of “leaf peepers” hit the highways and head north or west from here to see the sights, but miss the sometimes spectacular views right in our backyard. Right now I am hitting the trail as often as I can to capture views such as this before winter sets in. I am keenly aware of the seasons. I also know that spring will return!

Marjorie Turner Hollman

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

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Favorite spots along the trail

 

As I prepared these local trails book, I took photos along the way, not all of which fit into the book. I’m sharing them here in hopes that people will get excited about these beautiful, local places and getCharles River Maple Street Bellingham MABlackstone out for hikes to see these places for themselves. Above is a view of the Charles River as it approaches North Maple Street in Bellingham, MA. Below is the Blackstone River as it flows through the Blackstone Gorge in Blackstone, MA.

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

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