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Have you ever wandered through the woods and wondered who had been there before you?
In Massachusetts, many parks and trails have been carved out of historical sites. Author Alison O’Leary, an award-winning journalist and coauthor of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s new guide Best Day Hikes Near Boston, will share her favorites through this hour-long virtual program.
Using maps and historic photos, she describes several day trip destinations with historical significance and interesting features in Massachusetts. Special effort is made to include varying levels of difficulty (flat and easy to steep and challenging) and variety of scenery.
These sites include:
-A former rubber factory overlooked in the woods;
-Contributions of the Roosevelt-era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to our favorite parks;
– Offbeat tales of local residents;
– Sites of former grand estates (and tales of the owners).
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Fitchburg Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.