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Foliage season, Brimfield, MA and surrounding towns

Finding foliage wherever we looked near Brimfield, MA

We headed out to the Brimfield area for a bike ride recently, an overcast weekend morning. We hoped to find the Grand Trunk Trail parking area in Brimfield to be mostly empty. Despite the unfavorable weather, more cars than we were comfortable with had beaten us to the trail, so we moved on to Plan B–road biking a little farther west just off Route 20.

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Blackstone River in Blackstone, Fall Foliage

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Brilliant fall colors brighten the scenery next to the Blackstone River

What fun to bring a friend to the Blackstone Greenway who had never seen the views from all the bridges on this railtrail before. Depending on where you start (and construction keeps changing this) there are about eight bridges on this section of railtrail from Blackstone to Millville. Granted, several of the bridges transport you over roads, but that simply means you have less to worry about as you walk or bike–very few grade crossings exist on this trail. Continue reading

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Fall is here! Foliage in the Blackstone River Watershed

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Blackstone River and stone arch bridge from the tow path of River Bend Farm, Uxbridge

Everywhere we look right now is filled with color. Fleeting, for sure, but when the sun shines, the reds, golds, yellows, pinks and every variation of these bright fall colors fill the woods, and cover the trees along the banks of local ponds and rivers. Continue reading

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Grabbing Fleeting Foliage, Knuckup Hill Wrentham, Trout Pond

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View from the top of Knuckup HIll in Wrentham

A gorgeous fall day appeared, with blue skies, bright sunshine, the reds and oranges and bright yellows of fall on full display. I had a meeting in Wrentham, which got me right next door to one of my favorite easy walks, so after the meeting we headed up to the top of Knuckup HIll, in times past the old town ski hill. Continue reading

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Foliage Season–Silver Lake is Glowing

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Bright colors light up on a sunny morning at the lake

Bellingham’s Silver Lake features an island in the middle of the lake, a perfect backdrop for foliage viewing. Continue reading

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Fall Rains Leave Their Mark–Full Rivers, Multitudes of Mushrooms

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In the midst of the rushing waters of the Blackstone River, a small maple holds on, displaying its fall color, regardless

We have had an unusually wet fall already, and the local rivers are showing the effects. Most rivers we drive by are high. On a recent bike ride along the Blackstone River Bikeway, when we came to the Pratt Dam in Cumberland, RI, Continue reading

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Fall Just Keeps on Falling–Choate Park, Medway

Bright yellow leaves wreathe the entrance to the trail at Choate Park

Bright yellow leaves wreathe the entrance to the trail at Choate Park

The oaks are particularly stunning this fall as the foliage season stretches past what we normally expect. But there are also maple trees that did not seem to get the message that they were supposed to change color in October. 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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Leaf-peeping season–it’s sneaking in on little cat feet

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Maples are changing first

When driving around town and visiting other nearby towns to share pictures of Easy Walks in Massachusetts, I’ve kept my eyes peeled, watching for hints that leaf-peeping season is upon us. Continue reading

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Finding fantastic foliage

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Sugar maple in its blazing glory, in a cemetery in Mendon, MA

Find the “perfect spot to view the stunning foliage in New England is a matter of luck, skill, patience, and determination. A rainstorm can cut short an already short “season.” The leaves that were ‘just there” when you drove by may be gone by the time you can grab your camera to preserve that stunning view.  Continue reading

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