White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall - A Walk in the Woods, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, Massachusetts, USA

The Blue Hills Reservation is a 7000 + acre public property about 10 miles south of Boston. Laced with hiking trails and hills it provides a green oasis close to the big city and is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). There are 22 hills within the 10 square miles of land and it is a fine place to wander on a fall day.


The fall color spreading throughout the woods speaks for itself.



Some places more slowly than others.










This view to the north towards Boston is from the rocky promontory near Chickatawbut Hill and a short hike from the parking area. (Panorama - click on image to view in full width).

The parking area view is pretty nice also.



In the millennia before the European conquest of this land, the Native Americans known as the Massachusetts, "people of the great hills," inhabited the area. Colonists settled here in the 1600's building farms and logging lumber.

Even though I have lived in the Boston area for 18 years, this is surprisingly, my first visit to the Blue Hills - long overdue.


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