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A Riverwalk, Attleboro


Views of the TenMile River, alongside the Attleboro Riverwalk

When I first started doing research for what became what is now a trail guide series, Easy Walks in Massachusetts, I could not have imagined how far the project would take me. I’ve experienced the joy of encountering Easy Walks┬áin Massachusetts towns near and far, in different states, as far away as California, and even overseas to Ireland. But it is the places nearby, close to home, that I continue to return to and get great pleasure from. Even though we bemoan the continued loss of habitat in this heavily populated area of New England, I am humbled by the efforts of local folks to open up trails, work to make pathways more accessible, and even create trails where there were none. That’s what we found when we visited Attleboro recently. Continue reading


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Return to Attleboro-Oak Knoll, MA Audubon


Fall colors shine through as we circled the lake

Now that the cooler weather appears to have returned in earnest, I am anxious to get out and better understand the towns that host the Ten Mile River. The Ten Mile River Watershed Council has been working with me since last spring to pull together the latest Easy Walks book. Watershed Council members have been providing me with information about the trails and paddles available in the host towns of the watershed. But I’m the one who needs to draw the maps, and it really helps to get out on the roads, and start understanding where the river flows, and where open space has been preserved and is available for people to come visit and enjoy. Continue reading


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Bread Crumbs Along the Trail-Telford Park, Plainville


“The Crew” setting out to mark the trail

Each time I put together yet another Easy Walks book, this time for the towns that host the Ten Mile River watershed, Easy Walks and Paddles in the TenMile River Watershed, I try to work with local folks to make sure the trails that will be included in the book are well marked. This usually requires walking the trails, and seeing for myself what the trails are like. Continue reading

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