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Leland Mill Pond supplies sufficient solitude

While the foliage was pretty, much of the water had a green film on top of it.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In my opinion, “Jaws” is the scariest movie of all time, and to be blunt, it’s not even close. My rationale is...

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Enviously hiking the Charles River Peninsula

Almost all of the boats opted to head away from, rather than towards the South Street Bridge.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

You know when you take young children to the beach, and you play with them in the creek or along the waterline...

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Endean Trail an apparently forgotten path

The Endean Trail begins just to the right of Dog Rock, which makes parking a bit tricky.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

At the Tweeter Center, I once watched Jerry Lee Lewis sing “Great Balls of Fire” to about a hundred people who mostly...

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Barber Reservation changes, stays the same

With more and more entertainment options opening up in Massachusetts, this mountain biker was the lone other person in the Barber woods on Friday afternoon.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If for no reason other than to see somewhere new in Sherborn, on Friday...

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Unnamed trail causes confusion

How was I supposed to not go on the railroad tracks, at the end of this trail?

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Just this year, we lost two of the few remaining mysteries in America. Fenn’s Treasure, a chest of gold and jewels worth...

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Famed rhododendrons close, but not blooming

The buds are close to blooming, but not quite ready to go.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

There’s a very famous short story by Ray Bradbury called “All Summer in a Day” that’s widely touted as one of the saddest things ever written. Basically, the story...

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Union Iron Mill site teaches history

While it might not look like much in the photograph, this dam is much higher and louder you would think.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Why are people so infatuated with some obsolete technologies, but don’t care at all about others? It’s a...

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Out and about at Kendrick Pond

A man fishes with a family of (invasive) mute swans in the background.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

It was hot on Saturday, June 6. Really, really hot. And I had to hike around the Blue Heron Trail at Cutler Park before the rain...

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Hiking the newly-opened Rocky Woods

A family poses at the newly-reopened Rocky Woods

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When they asked George Mallory why he wanted to hike Mount Everest, he famously replied “because it’s there.” For decades, people have (while wrongly attributing it to Edmund Hillary) declared this...

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Chase Woodlands allows for social distancing

After a horse lost its shoe, I found it and hung it on a tree.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Most trails are too crowded to achieve a real sense of solitude. The whole idea that you can venture into the woods of the...

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