Massachusetts

Borderland State Park, MA

Last weekend Jeff and I were looking for a new place to bring the dog, and he came across an online listing for Borderland State Park. I’d never heard of it before, but upon arrival we could tell it was a much-loved park property. We had to wait in line to pay the $2.00 fee […] Read more…

Friday Explorer’s Club: Seed to Stem

Seed to Stem is a plant and gift shop located in Worcester, MA.  They offer ” unusual botanicals, terrariums, natural objects, curiosities, home accessories, antiquities and more” and are available for fresh floral design for weddings, events, and parties, as well as large scale botanical creations for home or office. The shop is located in a beautiful […] Read more…

Gooseberry Island, Westport, MA

Last summer, as I was looking for a beach that allowed dogs I came across an online article describing Gooseberry Island. We finally visited today and it was well worth the wait. What I thought was just going to be a tiny little spit of land turned out to be a good-sized island that feels pretty […] Read more…

Slocum’s River Reserve, Dartmouth, MA

Slocum’s River Reserve is series of wooded trails and open coastal farmland that is under protection of the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust and the Trustees of Reservations network. There is a variety of natural habitats to explore including meadows, tidal river, woods, and marshland on the property’s 47 acres. Jeff, some friends, and I took […] Read more…

Cranberry Picking in Carver, MA

Last fall, I learned about an interesting local Travelzoo deal – an opportunity to go cranberry picking and tour cranberry bogs in Carver, Massachusetts. I was really looking forward to it but thought we’d be one of only a few people on the tour. When we showed up at the first tour stop, I was […] Read more…

Scenes from Nantucket, MA

We took a daytrip out to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts yesterday even though the forecast called for a dreary day.  The weather surprised us, it started out warm and sunny and stayed pretty warm even when the clouds and drizzling rain rolled in. We just stayed few hours on the island, and so I only have […] Read more…

Walden Pond, Concord, MA

Walden Pond is located in the Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord, MA.  As the site of Henry David Thoreau’s great “experiment” of living simply, it is a well-preserved and very peaceful historical property. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation has done a spectacular job of maintaining and preserving the unique character of this place,  while […] Read more…

Cape Cod Lavender Farm, Harwich, MA

The Cape Cod Lavender Farm is a small piece of French countryside tucked down a scenic and winding gravel lane in Harwich, MA.  The farm is set on 20 acres, but is surrounded by an additional 60 acres of conservation land, making the farm feel extra peaceful and secluded.  The farm’s owners Cynthia and Matthew […] Read more…

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