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Tunnel Vision

A tunnel on the Mass Central Rail Trail provides a surprising sight for both art and nature lovers.

One can walk through the hill on the Mass Central Rail Trail in Rutland, MA.
Brilliant colors and exposed layers of rock vie for attention.
Unexpectedly, hikers spy a tunnel up ahead.
Inside, wanderers find a colorful woodland mural created by local amateur artists of all ages.
Flora and fauna of the nearby woods and fields are depicted on the walls in this work in progress.
Nature artwork blends with the leaf-strewn path at the end of the tunnel.
And it’s off on the open road (or trail) once again.

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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19 Comments

  1. Looks like a beautiful trail. I really like the mural. What an awesome idea!

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    1. I liked that kids and adults of all abilities got to work on it. A nice community effort.

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      1. That does make it all the more special. Love when the community comes together to work on something positive

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  2. Like so much these colors and that ambience

    Very good! :]

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    1. Thank you for visiting. It is a very dreamy place, 😉

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      1. Exactly, it’s very dreamy, like the dreams I do ;]

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    1. One of my favorite rail trail walks around here!

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  3. Love the contrast of the fall colours next to those bright blue skies. I’m usually not a fan of walking through tunnels as they are usually dank and dark, but this one looks quite inviting with the mural.

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    1. It was a stroke of luck that I was there during the height of color. I’m not much of a fan of tunnels, either. Fortunately, this one is that long.

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  4. Beautiful Vision from your camera, nice shots!

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    1. Thanks for that lovely comment. Glad you enjoyed it!
      -Julie

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  5. Beautiful scenery and love the art work too, delightful.

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    1. Thank you. This walk is also beautiful in the snow, with icicles dripping down the sides of the rocks.
      -Julie

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      1. That sounds divine 🙂

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  6. This is the kind of tunnel vision I don’t mind. 🙂

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