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10 Quotes for Summer Solstice

10 Quotes for Summer Solstice

10 Quotes for Summer SolsticeSummer Solstice. The longest day of the year is at hand. Taken literally, solstice means that the sun stands still. But like naturalist Hal Borland said, "There is no standing still in any season. The earth turns, and the year turns, and...

The Caveman Cometh – Tory Cave Falls

The Caveman Cometh – Tory Cave Falls

Where We Went: Tory Cave Falls - October Mountain State Forest, Lenoxdale, MA When We Went: Mid-June 2020 Difficulty (Boots 1 - 10): 2 Boots, (3 Boots to get to the cave) Trail Length: Just over 0.5 miles roundtrip How Long it Took Us: 1.5 hours...

Diamond In The Rough – Steven’s Glen

Diamond In The Rough – Steven’s Glen

Where We Went : Steven’s Glen - Richmond / West Stockbridge, MA When We Went : Mid-June Difficulty (Boots 1 - 10) : 2 Boots Trail Length : 1.4 miles round trip / 45 minutes How Long it Took Us : 2 hours Overview : One of the more overlooked waterfalls in the...

50 Things To Do On the Trail

50 Things To Do On the Trail

Sometimes keeping spirits up and minds occupied is more exhausting than the actual hiking! These games and activities will help you and your children stay engaged and interested out on the trail. Keep scrolling for all 50. 50 Things To Do On The Trail Follow the...

Twitcher’s Paradise — Eugene D. Moran Wildlife Management Area

Twitcher’s Paradise — Eugene D. Moran Wildlife Management Area

Where We Went: Eugene D. Moran Wildlife Management Area, Windsor MA  When We Went: July & October Difficulty (Boots 1 - 10): 1 Boot Trail Length: Less than two miles of trail through the spruce grove on the Bosma Road Side. 2nd trail on Fobes Hill across the...

Picnics, Paths, & Pebbles – Bullitt Reservation

Picnics, Paths, & Pebbles – Bullitt Reservation

I don’t think you could there be a more perfect picnic spot than Bullitt Reservation. Between the tree-dotted hillside, the fragrant breeze of the expansive fields, and the plentiful bird sightings, we passed a memorable hour over peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Pooled Echoes of the Past  – Duncan Brook Reservoir

Pooled Echoes of the Past – Duncan Brook Reservoir

 Where We Went : Duncan Brook, Dalton MA  When We Went : 1st Week of April Difficulty (Boots 1 - 10) : 2.5 Boots (based on lack of trails)  Trail Length : No Marked Trails  How Long it Took Us : 2 Hours   Overview : In 1957, the town of Dalton proposed a public...

5 Reasons To Walk In The Rain – Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

5 Reasons To Walk In The Rain – Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

airheWhere We Went : Ashuwillticook Rail Trail/Lanesborough entrance When We Went : Mid-June Difficulty (Boots 1 - 10) : 0 Boots! (except for our rain boots) Trail Length : 11.2 Miles (We only walked about 1.5 miles before turning around.) How Long it Took Us : 2...

Hike & Seek the Seven Spring Sisters

Hike & Seek the Seven Spring Sisters

Put to it to list the first seven wildflowers that signal spring in New England, seven botanists would surely give seven different answers. Put the same question to the earliest flying bees and flies, and their answer would be one and the same since their lives depend...