Sunday, March 7, 2010

Walking the West Boylston Rail Trail

This weekend has been beautiful weather-wise, considering its March. Temperatures in the 50s and 60s, even 70 degrees in the sun, blue skies. It has definitely felt spring-like. Today we went for a walk on the rail-trail in West Boylston. The rail trails in Massachusetts are just as they sound - a trail made along the route of what once was a railway line. So they are usually flat, and good for walking, running or biking. This Rail Trail meanders along side of the Quinapoxet River for about 3 miles. The problem today was that the trees that line this particular rail trail also shaded it, so there was still a lot of snow on the ground making the walking quite tough going. And where the sun had shone through, there was a slushy, wet, muddy mess. Thank goodness I had worn my old walking boots. Some were not so smart however. There were many groups of teens out walking in the sunshine, wearing the latest gear. Those $200 Ugg boots didn't look quite so cool when they were covered in wet, slimy mud I can tell you :)

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