Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Thursday, June 6, 2013


All; The Night Hike set for Saturday Night, June 8th at Heins Farm Conservation lands has been canceled due to weather. The predicted 2+" of rain as well as a forecast that calls for clouds well into the night will make the trail and area too wet and cloudy for hiking and star gazing.

The Officers of the Friends of Sturbridge trails (FrOST) are planning to reschedule this event later this year but no date has been set.

FrOST wants to remind everyone that the Mountain Laurel will, over the next week, reach full bloom, and encourages everyone to go out and hike the trails and enjoy this display of Mother Nature.

Please pass the word.

Thank you

Tom Chamberland
Night Hike Leader


  1. Tom, any clues as to the best places to go?

  2. All local trails will be wet due to the projected rain on Saturday morning, however come Sunday, The pond loop trail at Heins Farm, the west ridge/red/or blue trails at Leadmine Mt, various trails at Wells state Park, and for an easy hike the Grand Trunk Trail at Westville, out to the Ed Calcutt bridge will have good Mt Laurel.

    Tom C


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