Enjoying the last couple of miles of the rail trail. It’s been filled with the sound of wind rumbling through the tops of the trees, crickets, and occasional bird chattering
Colonial New Americans, or the Yarmouth Minute Men, preparing for Eastham parade. Route 6 will be closed for almost two hours during the parade. Good thing I’m walking.
Met great world travelers yesterday, Richard and Karlene Miller of Barnstead, New Hampshire, who were gracious to offer me a ride to Wellfleet to drop off my car so I didn’t have to take Uber back to Nickerson State Park. I’m walking the Cape Cod Rail Trail again today from Brewster, to Orleans, through Eastham and finishing up at the Wellfleet Trailhead (about 12 miles).
Looking ahead to this weekend’s MassWalk, as I’m now officially calling it, I’ve decided to slow down so I can actually experience hiking one of the most well-known trails in Central Massachusetts. Also, I’m excited to have my friend Michael Richardson, who’s visiting from Boise, join me on Sunday for a portion of the hike to Douglas State Forest.
The Midstate Trail is a scenic footpath which runs 92 miles (148 km) through Worcester County, Massachusetts, from the Rhode Island border to the New Hampshire border, approximately 45 miles (72 km) west of Boston, according to WikiPedia. The trail is considered highly accessible, scenic, and remarkably rural despite its proximity to urban Boston. The trail includes the summits of Mount Wachusett and Mount Watatic, as well as many interesting geologic, historic, and natural features.
I’m planning to hike two parts of the Midstate Trail this weekend beginning in Charlton to Cascade Brook (about 6.1 mi, 9.81 km), and then Cascade Brook to Douglas State Forest (17 mi, 27.35km).
Trail of the Month: July 2017 The trail is part of the culture here. Nestled in an iconic vacation destination about 75 miles down the coast from…