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Cape May, NJ, Easy Walks to See Birds!

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Marshlands of Cape May, New Jersey

Cape May, NJ is renowned in the birding world as a hotspot for birding in the spring and fall. We had the chance to get there a wee bit early, but found plenty to see, with less crowded roads and trails while we were there. Similar in feel to Cape Cod, the landscape is coastal, with lot of sand, dunes, and houses built close together. Main Street offers scads of tiny shops to tempt tourists, and built up areas of hotels for seasonal visitors. We spotted the obligatory mini-golf spot as well. Continue reading

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

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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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Easy Walks in MA, Hopkinton (MA) Trails Club presentation

Hopkinton State Park

Hopkinton State Park

https://youtu.be/gQT7RCf1lmA
A video presentation for the Hopkinton, MA trails club, with thanks to HCAM for hosting us and filming.

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

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Walks-Massachusetts-2nd-Northbridge/dp/0989204340

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Silver Lake conservation area, Grafton, MA

This summer and fall has been a time of getting out to do the field work for my upcoming book More Easy Walks in Massachusetts. (ed. Now available!) Along the way, I’ve learned of even more trails I will eventually add to my original, first trails book, Easy Walks in Massachusetts. Here’s a peak at one of the trails that “belong” with the original book. It’s located in Grafton, MA, which I’m learning about with the help of my hiking buddy, Al Sanborn. ASAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESs ySAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESou’ll see, winter is setting in here in New England, the leaves have fallen, and ponds are freezing over. Yet there is still a charming beauty in these hidden-away places.

The beaver lodge is intriguing since its inhabitant doesn’t seem to have used much sense, chewing on the tree that overhangs his lodge! I expect one day there will be a crash and the lodge will no longer be the comfy refuge that it’s been.

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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

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Walks-Massachusetts-2nd-Northbridge/dp/0989204340

http://tinyurl.com/MTH-More-easy-walks

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