Friday, August 16, 2013

A Hiking We Will Go, A Hiking We Will Go II

Emilie and I hit the trails again yesterday, this time we visited Rocky Woods, in Medfield, MA.
We chose to hike the yellow trail, which was 1.5 miles.  It was so nice and peaceful!  Outside of passing just two people on the trail we had the woods all to ourselves!
We even found some delicious blueberries along the way, YUMMY!
We ate our packed lunch on a bench along the waters edge at Chickering Pond just the two of us - and the Catbird who was eating elderberries nearby.
I remember visiting Rocky Woods many, many times growing up but hadn't been there in quite some time.  It was very special to be able to visit there once again, this time with my daughter, to relive and revive some old memories while creating new ones!
Although the place is the same in many respects, it's also changed quite a bit too.  For example, the bridge across Echo Lake, where we spent SO much time, now has wired/fenced sides.  No more sitting and dangling your feet in the water.  Also, back in the day (way back) you could rent paddle boats; well, the building that operated the rentals has been taken down and the parking lot in that area is now a field with chest high grasses, milkweed, Joe Pye weed and more.

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