July 26, 2018

What are the hikes with the best views/destinations in the greater Boston area? Please tell me! 

I’m always on the hunt for a good hike destination.  Hiking to the top of a peak for a great view, like Great Blue Hill, or to a spectacular lake, like Mills Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, there’s nothing like getting your sweat on, heart rate rising, working hard for a worthwhile payoff.

That’s why I was really excited when Widowmaker Brewing prepared to open adjacent to my favorite hiking area in the greater Boston area, Blue Hills Reservation.  A unique hiking destination!  I began planning my hiking route.

If y...

July 11, 2018

If you’re someone who believes in the magic of childhood—either preserving it for your children or reigniting it for yourself-- and you find yourself in the greater Boston area, I encourage you to leave your messy house and embark on an adventure in Needham Town Forest to find the hidden model train tracks called Martini Junction.

July 23, 2017

It’s most exciting to discover a magical place that’s basically in your backyard.  As a child, it might actually be in your backyard—a new hole, a corner of the property, a slit in the fence.  Imagine the excitement when you realize you can peer into your neighbor’s yard or when you find a litter of bunnies under your grass.

That’s sort of how I felt when I discovered Hale Reservation in Westwood, Ma. 

I had literally never heard of Hale Reservation even though it’s located only miles away and boasts over 1,000 acres and 20 miles of hiking.  It also hosts 2,000 children every weekday in the summer as part of their enormous ca...

May 12, 2017

Blue Hills Reservation is my favorite place to wike.  It's beautiful year-round, full of trails of varying lengths and difficulties, and super convenient to the city of Boston.  With 125 miles of trails to wike, you will notice many posts about Blue Hills Reservation in the future! You can take a look at the trail map here and also a list of suggested hikes with some information about them here.  Wherever you hike in the Blue Hills, I highly recommend downloading the trail map to your use in your "ibooks" section of your iphone.  It's nice to be able to refer to the trail markers without pulling out the entire trail ma...

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Wike: (v) to walk or hike; (n) a walk or hike, usually used when referring to a short hike or long walk in nature.

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