Local Long Distance - Duane
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Monday, 27 April 2009 00:00

img_0909-fun-yetAfter reading about the famous pedestrian, E.P. Weston, and studying satellite maps of my local area, I heard about a local rails-to-trails project taking place in my area (link to: Mattapoisett Rail Trail).  On Sunday, April 26, 2009,  the volunteers were holding a pledge drive, so I decided to walk the present and future trail from Fairhaven to Wareham, Massachusetts.  A third of the railway bed has been converted to recreational trail, pending more local funding.  This April 27 report followed several weekend walks of more than 10 miles.

At a little after 9:00 I left Fairhaven from Margarets and got to Depot street in Mattapoisett a couple hours later. The dogs only came as far as the YMCA, where my wife had driven to meet me. I had carried the dogs across the little footbridge before, and once was enough!

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2009 20:16
Hiking Harriman - Luxenberg
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Wednesday, 07 January 2009 21:30

Larry thumbnailOne of the great undiscovered secrets of the New York metropolitan area is Harriman State Park. It's a wonderful place to hike in a rugged and beautiful natural area that retains a feeling of remoteness despite its proximity to a densely populated city. Even most of the neighbors in Rockland and Orange counties have only a passing knowledge of the park.

How can one say that it is undiscovered if millions of people visit Harriman and the adjoining Bear Mountain Park each year?

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2009 07:05
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