Recreational Opportunities in the Neponset Watershed

With thousands of acres of parks and open space, there’s more recreational activity going on in our Watershed than we can possibly list!  Here are just a few suggestions to get you started… Canton Hike some (or all) of the 12.7 mile Skyline Trail along the ridge of Blue Hills Reservation. Take a hike around […]

Beating the Heat, Boston-Style

Wading, Watching Dogs & Savoring a Ponkapoag Vista A hot, humid day in late-spring found me in our Boston home, envisioning our youngster running around on a peaceful beach. I wondered how best we could leave our city environs to revel in open space and a peaceful water vista, but not spend a lot of […]

Pulsing of Frog Calls

April 5, 2013 – Canton (Carly Rocklen) I visited Ponkapoag Pond and then a relatively small, man-made depression / aka wetland / aka tiny pond in the Blue Hills Reservation, just before dusk. The chorusing of Spring peepers, with a few American toads interspersed, and at a smaller pond – Wood frogs, pulsed around me, […]