Middlesex Fells

I took the easy hike this weekend and tromped around the hilly Middlesex Falls just outside of Boston for a few hours.  It was really fun and I was glad for the break after pushing myself so hard for the past few weeks!

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It was a beautiful sunshine-filled day! The snow was deep and we kept on postholing, but it was all part of the fun.

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A few members of our group, including Kaya, the Husky puppy who joined us on our adventure!

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We ran into another 4-legged hiker who immediately made friends with Kaya. They were the cutest!

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The rolling hills were snow-covered bliss!

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My hiking group! That’s Anna kneeling with the big smile and me somehow standing in the middle in blue. They were a great group!

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Here’s Kaya, loving the snow! She kept on bounding off-path and burying herself in the snow – I can’t believe her feet didn’t freeze.

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A fellow hiker, also a native Texan! (We are legion!) She was really awesome.

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Hiking up the big hill on the Skyline trail – our fearless leader and energetic Anna! (Seriously.  The girl is tiny but she bounds through the snow like a boss.)

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Kaya stopping after the ascent and checking out the stragglers.

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As the name promised, the Boston skyline! It wasn’t my favorite view but it was pretty nice if you like skylines.

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Our group heading up the last part of the trail back to the parking lot.  We had a blast!

This hike was fairly easy, very close to Boston (accessible by public transit), and easily modifiable, so if you’re looking for an easy way to get out into a snowy wonderland, this is a great place! If there was a recent snowfall, be warned that the trails might not be packed down so you may have to work to get through the snow – it would be a great place to try out snowshoes for the first time!

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