Massachusetts

Halfway Pond Trail

When we want to get away but can’t really go far, Jeff and I usually head to Cape Cod or nearby Plymouth, MA. We woke up on a sunny and gorgeous weekend morning, decided to ditch our household chores and escape for a hike with the dog. I was looking for a new trail to explore […] Read more…

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Tour

We’d been to Tower Hill Botanic Garden before, to escape the winter blues. But I was so excited to drive up there on a gorgeous fall weekend and finally see the outdoor gardens. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, a nonprofit organization with the goal of advancing the science and improving the […] Read more…

Downeast Cider House Tour

I have such a sweet tooth, it’s a wonder I haven’t needed dentures yet. So it’s no surprise that I love hard ciders. Before beer came on to the scene in the late 19th century with the arrival of German immigrants, hard cider could be considered our national drink. But Prohibition and the movement of our population […] Read more…

Making Rose Hip Jam

I had just finished telling a friend that I’d heard you can make jam from the rose hips of the beach rose plant, Rosa rugosa when a fateful email newsletter arrived from the Goldenrod Foundation. HECK YES I DO! It was yet another unseasonably warm and gorgeous fall day, and the drive past the forests and […] Read more…

World’s End

World’s End is another spectacular property that is part of the Trustees of Reservations Network. It is a 251-acre peninsula and is technically one of the Boston Harbor Islands, which were formed by retreating glaciers. The landscape is made up of rocky coastlines, broad hillsides, open fields and woodlands, as well as saltwater marshland. World’s […] Read more…

Woods Hole Science Aquarium

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think that Wood’s Hole, MA is just another quaint seaside village that comes to life with summer tourists. It has delicious restaurants, cute shops, and beautiful ocean views. But there are so many more amazing things going on behind the walls of those small and historic New England cottages and old brick buildings of […] Read more…

Lyman Reserve, Wareham, MA

Lyman Reserve is another fabulous property in the Massachusetts Trustees of Reservations system. We ventured out there on a chilly New Year’s Day. As we pulled into the parking area, I realized we’d been there before, also in winter, about two years ago. I can only image how different it is in the summer, I’m […] Read more…

Shining Sea Bikeway, Falmouth, MA

We headed back to the Cape last weekend, to check out the Shining Sea Bikeway – a 10 mile bikepath that runs from Falmouth to Woods Hole, MA. It was a beautiful and warm fall day once again, and the views of the foliage, marshes, and beaches from the path were incredible. [cranberry bog] [these […] Read more…

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