Excited about new outdoors column for the Springfield Republican
I’ve loved the outdoors since I was a little girl.
Whether I’m in the woods, on a mountaintop or on—or even nearby—any body of water, nature brings me peace and tranquility, recharging me for real life. Exploring the out of doors also gives me a sense of adventure.
So, I’m thrilled to be launching a new column about outdoor activities in Western Mass. Every other week, you’ll have a new installment, and together we’ll cover ground from hiking and biking to kayaking, boating and jet skiing in summer, and snowshoeing and skiing when there is snow on the ground. If you have an interest in a particular activity, please holler, using Janice@BeetlePress.com.
In the first column, published on May 18, I offer a look at a little-known trail on Mount Tom. There are dozens of trails on the mountain, but this is one of my favorites because it’s lesser-traveled than some of the trails that just get you up to the summit. And it offers great views—one for sunrise and one for sunset—and you’ll pass by a poignant World War II memorial.