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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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Fall at Acadia National Park

Sunrise at Acadia

Sunrise in Acadia National Park

We expected to have smaller crowds at Acadia National Park when we visited at the end of September. We saw hints of color on our drive north, and spotted lots of small splashes of color during our week’s visit, but were not prepared for the massive number of people who gathered in the most popular spots (Otter Cliffs, Sand Beach, and Jordan Pond). Continue reading

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Waiting for…Foliage–it Finally Arrived!


Fall in full color at Silver Lake, Bellingham, MA

Like many in New England, I have been looking forward to taking in the stunning display of foliage that is an annual tradition around here. Usually happens around the first two weeks of October. But as we moved our way through this blessedly cooler month of the year (yeah!) I, and others like me, kept saying, “Hmm, not much foliage this year.” I heard other comments like, “No reds, just some yellow, so disappointing.” Continue reading


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


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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