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Gary Briere

Gary Briere

Recreation Bureau Chief, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

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DCR parks play a prominent role in the lives, celebrations, and aspirations of Massachusetts families. Just ask Duxbury resident Terry Doherty. This fall, she chose to celebrate her 50th birthday by climbing the Commonwealth’s highest peak – Mt. Greylock – with her husband, Michael, and daughters Elizabeth, Christine, and Rosie. Terry said she wanted to “bag” the 3,491-foot summit as part of her goal to climb the highest peak in each of the New England states. The family wasn’t deterred by the cool and cloudy morning or the rainy forecast when they set out on the Cheshire Harbor Trail in Adams for the 3.5-mile hike to the summit. By the time they reached the top, the rain was falling but the Dohertys were having a great time.    

“The girls love to hike!” said Terry. “The Veterans Memorial is really wonderful and the warm food in Bascom Lodge is great on a day like this.”    

Happy Birthday, Terry, and thanks for choosing one of DCR’s wonderful parks to celebrate your milestone birthday with your family!

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