My small local state park offers a variety of ways to relax and experience nature in any season.
Category: Local Attractions
It’s apple time in Central Massachusetts. There are over 40 orchards in this area to visit!
Bolton Orchards, Bolton, Massachusetts
Photo edits including lower contrasts and higher exposures lend a more ethereal, painterly feeling to this “meadow ramble”.
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, Masachusetts
North Brookfield and New Braintree, Massachusetts
Relaxed seaside eating on Cape Cod.
The town of Rutland is situated in the exact center of Massachusetts. Rutland State Park is a few miles from where I live. This 300-acre recreation area has facilities for fresh water swimming, picnicking, fishing, hiking and non-motorized boating.
The power of water was on full display recently at the Moore State Park in Paxton, MA.
Happy Solstice Day!
Rutland State Park, Rutland MA
On display at the Museum of Russian Icons In Clinton MA.
“As far back as the Stone Age, parts of the birch tree have been used across Northern Europe and Russia. Craftspeople and homemakers learned to use the tree for wallpaper, lumber, medicine, tea, shoes, writing paper, and other creative applications. Birch wood and bark quickly became a common material for more decorative forms of folk art as well. Woodcarving adorned buildings across Russia, and even the homes of peasants were decorated with spectacular birch carvings.”
Siberian artist Vladimir Tulyak created highly detailed and delicately hued icons from layers of birch bark.
The Bird Store and More in Sturbridge MA offers hundreds of bird-related items to catch a bird lover’s fancy. The adjoining courtyard features a whimsical crooked house called the Sherwood Forest Stables, which stores birds seed and attracts a host of well-fed creatures.
More gnomes from the celebration at New England Botanic Garden Tower Hill.
It’s a celebration of gnomes at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill!
You don’t have to be a skier to enjoy Mt. Wachusett in any season.
Alta Vista Farm, Rutland, Massachusetts
The Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge is one of eight covered bridges in Massachusetts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.