June 2011

Neponset River Greenway

The Neponset River Greenway is a plan to connect existing and proposed Boston parkland stretching across Hyde Park, Mattapan and Dorchester and the Town of Milton. When complete, the Neponset […]

Old North Church

He said to his friend, “If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower […]

Ames Nowell State Park

Ames Nowell State Park in Abington is delightful little park a centered around Cleveland Pond. The park includes a picnic area, ball field and several miles of trails along the […]

Castle Island

Castle Island is the most mis-named of the place on the list of 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts. It’s neither a “castle” nor an “island”. We should forgive the “island” […]

Borderland State Park

In 1906, Oakes Ames and his wife Blanche purchased land on the border of Sharon and Easton. The country estate they named “Borderland” remained in the family for 65 years. […]

Ames Free Library

I restarted my quest to visit the 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts by visiting the Children’s Museum of Easton. The Ames Free Library was only one block away, so I […]