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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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Finding Fantastic Foliage video

Fall foliage, Hopkinton MA State Park

Fall foliage, Hopkinton MA State Park

Thanks to the folks at Hopkinton (MA) Community Cable Station HCAM, who taped this 30 minute “Foliage Detectives” program. Learn some simple things to keep in mind as you seek out fall foliage, a resource New England is justly famous for. And remember that there is lots of foliage nearby, not just up in the mountains. Enjoy!

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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

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To Loop, or Not to Loop?

View from North Street, Upton, MA

View from North Street, Upton, MA

The Whitney property, on North Street in Upton, was our destination today. my walking partners, Bill and Marcella, are friends who are dedicated volunteers, who help care for their local conservation properties, and work to visualize where to place trails for better access. 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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