Tuesday, August 2, 2022



I'll have to admit being a little mystified by these letters I found along the Highland Lake Trail. Turns out, NEMBA stands for the New England Mountain Bike Association, whose members, I presume, help maintain the trail.

Friday, July 29, 2022

Highland Lake Trail


Another day, another trail. This time it's at Highland Lakes, a reservoir located just 4.8 miles from Ashfield, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Hadley Depot


Walked this day on the rail trail from the west side of the Connectictut River east as far as Hadley Depot before turning around and heading back across the river. According to Wikipedia, Hadley was first settled in 1659 and was officially incorporated in 1661. The former Norwottuck was renamed Hadleigh, an ancient market town in Suffolk, England.

Sunday, July 24, 2022



Each year, as I revisit the Norwottuck Rail Trail Bridge near Northampton, I always stop to take a look at what work has been completed on the nearby culverts. This has been an enormous project! So I'm amazed that I cannot find more information about it online. More work remains to be done above the site shown here, but this lower section now finally appears to be nearing completion.