Day Tripper Dispatches


Go Colonial – Make it Real
September 20, 2007, 9:27 pm
Filed under: all ages, colonial history, education, family activities, nature walks, re-enactments

It’s the beginning of the school year, and we all know what that means – our kids have cracked open their history books and started reading all about Jamestown, Plymouth, and the American Revolution.This fall, take history out of the classroom and make it real with a visit to one of The Trustees’ colonial homes. Located in some of the state’s most picturesque towns – and with beautiful grounds to explore – these homes are a terrific way to enjoy the season’s foliage outside while uncovering Massachusetts’ extraordinary history inside.

The Colonel John Ashley House, Sheffield
Built in 1735, the Ashley House has ties to the American Revolution and the anti-slavery movement.

The Old Manse, Concord
Overlooking the Old North Bridge, The Old Manse is the site of the famous “shot heard ’round the world” on April 19, 1775.

The Paine House at Greenwood Farm, Ipswich
Discover the unique charm of this 1694 house on its original saltwater farm location.


Fall Events Near You


Near & Far – Our Gather Dispatches
Bike the Boston Area with Ciclismo Classico
Short, local bike tours around Greater Boston, emphasis on open spaces, wildlife, farms, & natural settings.

Follow-up On The Number 7 Engine
by Webduck
September 20, 2007 02:40 PM EDT

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone – A Photoessay
by Jennifer F. September 20, 2007 02:10 AM
Tower Falls and Roosevelt District, Yellowstone
by Jennifer F. September 18, 2007 02:49 AM EDT
Route 66 Rendezvous, San Bernardino
by Jennifer F. September 16, 2007 01:39 AM EDT


Art of Farming at Old Frog Pond

Around the farmer’s art
glow bountiful raspberries
accenting green bushes;
ample apples invite
your pies and crisps
as Old Frog Pond Farm
yields autumn fruit.

Visitors to Old Frog Pond Farm are picking organic Macs, Cortland and Golden Delicious in the orchard – Heritage is the variety of their splendid fall raspberries (photo).

Pick-Your-Own
Farmstand on the front porch

Sculpture in the studio and around the farm
Certified Organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers
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