Between Alewife Station and the towns of Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford here in Massachusetts is the Minuteman Bike Path. The bike path was built on a former railroad track of a steam train that closed in 1979. The bike path opened in 1994. It is about 11 miles long. What is unique is that this trail connects many different conservation areas along the way.
For quite some time now I am able to walk to work on this trail. On my walks I am passing by Parker Meadow near Lexington Center. On days when it is not overcast, the light is very beautiful in the morning.
Between Boston, Canton, and Milton in Massachusetts near where we live is the Blue Hills Reservation, a large conservation land. Ponkapoag Pond is at the Southern perimeter of the reservation. In the 1940s a boardwalk was constructed that leads approximately 1/2 mile through a cedar bog to the open shore of Ponkapoag Pond. Due to the acidic conditions inside the bog, unique vegetation can be found along the way, especially carnivorous plants.
When I first went to the boardwalk in 2008, I knew I wanted to begin a photo project. After not having been there for a while, it was an amazing experience tonight.