Our Open Places: Last in a Continuing Series

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It seems like yesterday I was planning long excursions after the working day to take advantage of those precious summer daylight hours. This has been a summer of hiking, paddle sports, fishing and finding the special places that are in Holliston and the surrounding community.  The summer is now over and with that the inevitable change in daylight hours, temperatures, and wildlife behavior.

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Our Open Places: Smartphones and Advanced Exploring

May’s edition of Our Open Places featured a beginner’s guide to enjoying open places in and around Holliston. This month, let’s introduce some of the tools a more advanced hiker and explorer might use to discover some amazing areas around Holliston.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Exploring Our Open Places

We may be putting the worst of the COVID pandemic behind us. As the summer vacation season approaches, many people are rethinking recreation. Formerly popular places such as crowded theme parks, movies, or cruise ships are sometimes being replaced with activities such as kayaking, hiking, or other more solitary endeavors.

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Our Open Places- An Introduction to a Continuing Series

For the past 12 months people have chosen to go outside as a way to break up the monotony of quarantining during the COVID pandemic. They went outside to walk. I saw some people who went outside to kayak. Many people went outside to go fishing. During the summer, families went outside to cook and eat. If company came, we went outside to talk on opposite sides of the driveway while wearing masks.

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