Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Nothing’s better than taking a walk on a crisp, fall day surrounded by beautiful scenery. Check out the following programs that get you outside to experience fall.
Take part in the Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club’s Let’s Take a Walk! program and join them on their weekly walk each Saturday. On October 13 at 1:00 pm, meet at the Wompatuck State Park in Hingham for an easy 2-mile trip around Triphammer Pond. All walkers ages 16 and older are invited to participate.
Attend the Wild Edibles Walk in Massasoit State Park on Sunday, October 14 from 9:00-10:30 am to experience which wild plants you can eat and what you can do with them! Adults and children accompanied by adults can attend and should meet at the main parking lot at 1361 Middleboro Avenue in East Taunton.
If you’re still hungry for more information, take a short break from walking and head over to Dighton Rock State Park to learn about the history of cranberry bogs and agriculture. Sit outside and enjoy the Cannonballs & Cranberries program from 1:00-2:00 pm on Sunday, October 14.
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