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Progress on the SNETT Lake Street to Prospect Street, Bellingham-Franklin

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Lake Street Entrance to the SNETT-older, town-made sign on the right, and newer, DR sign at trailhead on the left

The SNETT is within walking distance of where I live in Bellingham, and thus I’ve been able to keep a pretty close eye on any progress, or lack thereof, in making this section of trail more useable. Continue reading

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Preview of the Walking Tour

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Goat Hill, Uxbridge, just one gorgeous spot along the trail

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The stone bridge over the Blackstone River, inspiration for this year’s wonderful publicity poster

Have you ever worked on a project for a long time and finally see it all coming together? If so, you can imagine our excitement as the beginning of the Massachusetts Walking Tour nears. http://masswalkingtour.org/ I met with the founders, Mark and Raianne, last summer at Booklover’s Gourmet Café in Webster http://www.er3.com/book/ to talk about how this year’s tour might work, how they might use the Easy Walks in Massachusetts book series to help them plan out their route, and how best we could work together. Very soon, they will hit the road, and I’ll join them as often as I can manage. Continue reading

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Franklin Gets Ready for the Massachusetts Walking Tour

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Folks at the Franklin library (temporary location, just off Grove Street,) are getting ready to welcome the Massachusetts Walking Tour, and everyone who wants to share in this event, Friday, June 23 from 6-8PM.

It’s been almost a year in preparation, but the Massachusetts Walking Tour is nearly ready to come to town.  Over 11 days in June, this group of musicians will be backpacking their instruments and camping gear from one town to the next, offering free concerts each evening in a different town. Now that the tour is all planned out, the grants written and granted by wonderful folks such as the Franklin Cultural Council, venues are booked, and places for the touring musicians to camp have been arranged, it’s time to get the word out. Continue reading

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Easy Walks presentation at Milford, MA Public LIbrary

Along the SNETT, Franklin, MA

Along the SNETT, Franklin, MA

Easy Walks have taken me to many woodland spots, rivers, streams, places with views. But this project has also taken me to many local libraries where I’ve found lots of interest in learning about Easy Walks in Massachusetts. Here’s a nicely edited recording of a talk I presented at the Milford, MA Public library recently. [46 minutes] Enjoy!

 

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

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Walks-Massachusetts-2nd-Northbridge/dp/0989204340

http://tinyurl.com/MTH-More-easy-walks

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Southern N.E. Trunkline Trail Runs From Franklin To Douglas

By Marjorie Turner Hollman (Courtesy of Bellingham Bulletin)

The Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) has its beginnings in Franklin, MA, on Grove Street, and continues through Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville, and on into Douglas and beyond. A nearly 60-mile-long proposed trail system, it would also have connections to the presently 14-mile-long Blackstone Canal Bikeway heading south into Rhode Island from Woonsocket, with plans for connecting trails north to Worcester. Continue reading

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