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Pegan Hill, Natick, Easy Walk to Amazing Views



View north toward Mount WAchusett and the Monadnocks, from meadow below Pegan Hill

Pegan Hill in Natick, MA has been on my radar for some time, and as I work to wrap up the updates to More Easy Walks in Massachusetts, I had hoped to visit here to decide if it did, indeed, fit my criteria for offering visitors an Easy Walk. Life events continued to thwart my intention, but finally the day dawned bright and sunny, my best walking buddy was available, and we headed over to walk the trails and see what was there. Continue reading

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Snowy-icy trails in winter


Fun at the Franklin Sculpture park

Time with energetic grands during February vacation means trying to figure out where to head outdoors where kids will have fun and Grandma will not break her neck! The sun was shining, we’d grabbed a quick lunch, then headed right around the corner to the Sculpture Park in Franklin. Continue reading

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Quiet Easy Walk on the SNETT, Blackstone, Near Farm Street


Portion of Harris Pond seen from the SNETT, Blackstone

The finished portion of the SNETT/Blackstone Greenway has received a lot of press, but a section east of there, still in Blackstone, offers some pretty views of Harris Pond that makes this section of the trail a real pleasure to visit. The trail between Farm Street and Rt. 122, as well as east of Farm Street, headed over to Bellingham, is not only high and dry, it offers water views along the trail, sometimes on both sides of the raised trail. Continue reading

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Author’s Panel at Unlikely Story Bookstore

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Author lineup at The Unlikely Story Bookstore, Plainville, MA

Date: 18-8-22

At the end of the summer, an impressive crowd of folks surged into the upstairs function space at The Unlikely Story Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Plainville Massachusetts. The draw? Eleven local, or sort of local authors who write in various genres, were there to talk about the books they’ve written, why they wanted to write, and the publishing process of getting books into print. Continue reading


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A little reading along the trail–StoryWalk® at the Fish Hatchery in North Attleboro


Pretty pond to walk around at the fish hatchery–the pond is actually Bungay Brook, dammed at this spot to creatr the pond

The rain held off so Christine and I enjoyed the cooler breezes as the weather changed and headed out to the Fish Hatchery in North Attleboro, after enjoying lunch together at the Unlikely Story bookstore in nearby Plainville. Continue reading


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Walking Trails Book Launch


Getting ready to sign some books at “The Shed”

And what better way to let folks know you have a  new book out than to host a Book Launch party with the folks of the Ten Mile River Watershed Council? Continue reading


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Grant Follow up: Sharing the Joy

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Checking in at New Hope with Marcia Szymanski, Director

When I started working with the non-profit organization Ten Mile River Watershed Council to help them create a new Easy Walks book with me, I searched for grants to help support our efforts. A  lot of grant making entities are not interested in helping fund the creation of books. Yup, expressly so–not interested. Each organization has specific requirements. No problem. I finally turned to grants I was familiar with and reached out to the towns in MA included in the book we were working on. In the end, everything is local, as we know. Continue reading

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Celebrating the New Book!

Easy_Walks_and_Paddl_Cover_for_KindleAfter all the hard work of writing a book (or in this case, writing portions and editing the whole), many might think the work is done. But no, if you want a book to be read, used, and enjoyed, people have to know it exists. And as they say, “It takes a village.” Continue reading


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Self-Publishing 101


Lots of self-published books to browse at the recent “Self-publishing 101” workshop I conducted

The world of self-publishing has opened up a world of possibility, especially for those of us who simply want to share family stories with our loved ones, or have an idea, but are not willing to jump through the hoops to convince a more traditional publisher of the worth of that idea. I started out learning about self-publishing as a way to help others easily share their family stories. Continue reading


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Make Your Own Story Book Hike-Riverbend Farm in January


Heading out on the tow path on our Make Your Own Story Book hike

Working collaboratively is such an exciting experience. I’ve found that ideas bubble up when I open myself to others’ ideas, listen to what another person has in mind, and together we come up with something I’d never have thought of on my own. That may have been what happened when I met up with Kathryn, who works with programming at Riverbend Farm in Uxbridge. Continue reading


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