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Behind the White Fence: Lowell’s Poor Farm

It's no secret that Lowell of long ago was more rural, especially in its outskirts - which included the land where Cross Point, Showcase Cinema and Route 3 now sit today.  As you drive along Lowell's Route 110 East today (also known as Chelmsford Street), you'll cross into Lowell just before you pass under Route…Read more Behind the White Fence: Lowell’s Poor Farm

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Merrimack Valley Magazine Feature – Chelmsford’s Thanksgiving Forest

We made the November/December issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine, with an article on Chelmsford's Thanksgiving Forest, just one of the many impressive open spaces in this Merrimack Valley town.  Located just a few minutes south of Chelmsford's town center, the article on Thanksgiving Forest is especially timely, with the Annual Day before Thanksgiving Walk approaching this…Read more Merrimack Valley Magazine Feature – Chelmsford’s Thanksgiving Forest

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Groton’s Castle of Broken Dreams – Bancroft Castle on Gibbet Hill

As far as hiking trails go in Eastern Massachusetts, Groton's Gibbet Hill offers an interesting story, as well as spectacular views.  Pronounced "jib-bet" and meaning 'gallows,' the name for the hill off Groton's Route 40 comes from another hill in England and was named by Groton's English settlers when they first came to the area in the 17th…Read more Groton’s Castle of Broken Dreams – Bancroft Castle on Gibbet Hill