Trails in western MA as well as the eastern part of the state are experiencing high volumes of visitors presently as residents seek diversion from the confines of measures taken to slow the spread of Covid-19. Please beware of overcrowding on these trails, maintain physical distance from other visitors, and do not park outside designated parking areas. If a trail head parking area is full, plan to return another time. Your efforts to observe these measures will protect not only yourself but vulnerable others.
We recently visited friends who live near the Connecticut River and enjoyed getting out with them for some local walks. They took us to a spot underneath the French King Bridge, where we walked alongside the river and watched ducks searching for food in the frigid waters. We had often stopped at the bridge itself to gaze up and down the river, but we gained a very different perspective from down at river level. Continue reading