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  • Friday, May 12, 2023 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Photo left to right: Gayle, Ken, Gail E, Daniel, Alan U, Allan G, James. Carolyn, Herta.
    In front - Nancy. Missing from photo was Miriam who took the picture. 

    Eleven TOHG members set off from Salem NH on a 2 hour bike ride to Derry NH along the Salem, Windham and Derry Rail Trails. It was a beautiful warm Spring day and fortunately much of the trail was shaded. Most of this route is wooded and passes several ponds, bogs and streams and we were fortunate to see several turtles sunning themselves along the way. 

    Alan U

  • Thursday, May 11, 2023 12:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Joan, Linda, Jan, Judith, Jane, Dori (not in picture Meredith, John and Carol)

    May 11th turned warmer than expected but nine TOHG walkers met at the visitor center parking area off 2A and proceeded on a nearly 5 mile walk. We passed several historical markers describing events of the April 19, 1775 battle between the British and Colonists.  The wide trail follows the original battle road between Lexington and Concord.
    Along the sides of the path we spotted many wildflowers, including meadow rue, jack-in-the-pulpit, iris, and mayapple.

    After the walk we ate bagged lunches at a shady picnic table.

    Meredith P

    Jane, John, Carol, Joan, Dori, Jan, Judith, Jane

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2023 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Alan and Kim and a couple of new friends

    The threat of rain didn’t deter Kim and Alan from setting out on a 2 hour bike ride from Everett to Lynn. The trail was sparsely used which made for easy biking. Crossing the marshlands between Saugus and Lynn we even saw a Piping Plover take flight. And we returned to our start just as soon as the rain began! Perfect timing!

    Alan U

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Daniel, Alan, Kathy, Kim, Art, Larry, Joan

    Seven TOHG members (including brand new member Kathy) set off under cloudy skies to ride the North Central Pathway from Winchendon to Gardner MA. The clouds soon parted to allow some sun to brighten our ride as we rode past lakes, streams, marshland and woods. In other words a perfect ride to enjoy all the bounty Mother Nature has to offer.

    Alan U

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023 12:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Kate , Helgard, Ken, Alan, Daniel

    Six hardy souls set out on a cloudy and misting morning along the Amesbury Riverwalk Trail, Ghost Trail and Eastern Marsh Trail from Amesbury and Salisbury and stopping at the Seabrook line before continuing to the Merrimack River at the Newburyport line. Although the weather was cold and raw at the outset the sun peeked through the clouds just before our ride ended. Perhaps our next ride will be sunny and bright!

    Kate, Daniel, Helgard, Alan, Sheila
    Alan U
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lisa L, Kimberly S, Judith S, Sheila P, Alan U, Rene K, Gayle A, Joel S, Liz C.
    Miriam J behind the camera

    Ten TOHG members set out from Woburn under sunny skies along the Tri Community Rail Trail. We rode from Woburn through Winchester along the Aberjona River through Winchester Centre, past Wedgemere and stopping at the Mystic Lakes Dam on the Arlington town line hoping to see alewives and perhaps a resident bald eagle. Although we didn’t see either of those we were fortunate enough to see cormorants, turtles and a blue heron. Finishing our ride under cloudy skies we stopped for coffee at a local coffee shop in downtown Winchester before returning to Woburn. 

    Alan U.

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ken S, James W, Art P, Sheila P, Alan U, Mary W, Lisa L, Ines A,
    Mary M, Lucy M, and Patrick W 

    It seemed only fitting that eleven TOHG members biked to The Old North Bridge and Concord Centre during Patriots week. We enjoyed about a 10 Mike round trip ride through Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and along a wooded trail from Bedford Depot and finishing in Concord for coffee. On the return we stopped to visit the Old North Bridge which was busy with visitors also remembering that fateful day in 1775 with “the shot heard round the world.”
    Alan U
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rear: Allan, Mary, Ken, Alan.
    Front: Lisa, Gail (first day as TOHG member!), Linda, Sheila.

    It was a beautiful Spring day as eight TOHG members set out to ride the Londonderry Rail Trail.  Along the way we passed through several marshes, woods and ponds and saw a number of turtles taking advantage of the warm weather to sun themselves. Some of us were also fortunate to see a beaver near his dam. And our ride finished with coffee at a local restaurant with group photo. 

    Alan U.

  • Monday, April 10, 2023 12:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Alan, Gayle, Mary and Betsy

    It was a beautiful sunny day as four of us set out along the banks of the Merrimack River in Newburyport. We biked along the waterfront, past many amazing art sculptures, benches, swings and hammocks even before turning inland and completing our closed loop ride. 

    Alan U.

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2023 12:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our bike ride began under damp and cloudy skies but the sun soon vanquished the clouds and rain. Three of us rode both sections of the Independence Greenway Bike Trail in Peabody on Tuesday 4th April. The path tools us past several brooks and ponds, along an active quarry as well as a memorial to Martha and Giles Corey, accused of witchcraft in 1692 and put to death.  One of the highlights of our ride was helping a small turtle safely across the bike path. 

    Alan U.

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