We extend our sincerest gratitude to Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey for choosing to officially recognize the Massachusetts Walking Tour before congress for our annual commitment to promoting trails, arts and culture throughout the state. We are now a permanent part of the congressional record. View the full the Congressional Record from September 28, 2017.
Our exciting plans for the 2018 Walking Tour is to explore the Pioneer Valley by utilizing the MA section of the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail. The one catch is we will be traveling mostly by boat. More details to follow!
Now that the 2017 Massachusetts Walking Tour is finished, it is time for quiet reflection. Follow the link below for a thorough and thoughtful meditation on our time hiking the Thoreau Trail, written by a fellow hiker who spent many consecutive days traveling with our troupe.
Joining us this year, both as a walker and a musician is Uxbridge High School graduate Vito Caccavelli – long time fan of the MWT, and next generation for our organization. Listen to his original song Dear Stranger, a tune we will be performing during this years concerts.
Saturday, June 10th, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Easy Walks in Massachusetts
Book signing with Marjorie Turner accompanied by a performance with local musicians and founders of the Massachusetts Walking Tour Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards.
Artist Dan Blakeslee has done it again – creating us a locale-specific poster for this year’s Massachusetts Walking Tour. You will soon see these up everywhere in the Blackstone Valley. Since 2010, Dan has created the artwork found on all MWT posters and the short run of live recordings made each year. In 2012, he joined the troupe as a musician and walker during our central Massachusetts loop. More of Dan’s artwork and music can be found at danblakeslee.com.
2017 tour dates for the Blackstone Valley have been scheduled. We will be performing concerts in and hiking through the towns of Webster, Douglas, Uxbridge, Upton, Hopedale, Milford, Medway, Bellingham, Franklin, and Blackstone.