Prospect Street has been a huge barrier on the SNETT in Franklin for many years. When the trail was still a rail line, a bridge carried local traffic over the rail line. When the line fell into disuse, apparently it was easier (and short term was cheaper) to fill the rail line with dirt rather than repair the bridge. Since then, the SNETT has been getting developed as a rail trail, section by section,Continue reading
Tag Archives: Massachusetts foliage
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.Continue reading
Bellingham’s Silver Lake features an island in the middle of the lake, a perfect backdrop for foliage viewing. Continue reading
Cemeteries are wonderful places to walk. I spotted these sugar maples in a cemetery in Mendon, MA and had to stop and walk around, to attempt to capture the vibrant colors in this quiet little place. What a fleeting gift. Enjoy. “Like” us on Facebook at “Easy Walks in Massachusetts” for updates about new trails and all things outdoors.
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
It’s been a long summer. I’ve become an early bird, transformed from the night owl I have been most of my life. I’ve resorted to this life change simply to be able to spend time outdoors before summer’s heat sets in each day. And now fall is here, and I am hungry for signs of fall colors. Continue reading