This year’s Massachusetts Walking Tour poster has been completed and the dates/venues announced!
MWT Tour veterans Hoot and Holler and have decided to brave the New England winter weather and head north. For one night only (until June!) the MWT ensemble will reunite showcasing original tunes from both duos as well as some favorite songs from the tour. We hope you will mark your calendar and join us on Saturday February 23 at Gateway City Arts. Doors open at 7 pm.
Tickets are available now online.
The 2019 trek is already underway, as we find ourselves partnering once more with author Marjorie Turner Hollman to visit towns included in her books Easy Walks In Massachusetts. We’ll be giving special focus to the Ten Mile River Watershed, and visiting 10 towns from Holliston to Seekonk. More details to come! Can you believe 2019 will be our 10th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour?
We will be updating with more info soon. Here is our tentative schedule for 2019 along the 10 mile river watershed:
June 17 – Holliston Public Library
June 18 – Millis Public Library
June 19 – Norfolk Federated Church
June 20 – Boyden Library (Foxboro)
June 21 – South Common (Mansfield)
June 22 – TBA
June 23 – Wrentham Senior Center
June 24 – Plainville Public Library
June 25 – Day Off (pending book/cd signing)
June 26 – Oldtown Church (N. Attleboro)
June 27 – Attleboro Public Library
June 28 – Seekonk Meadows
June 29 – TBA
Since our founding, artist Dan Blakeslee has annually depicted our trek through the artwork found on our posters. Here is the 2018 poster image! Dan is also MWT alumni, having toured with us in 2012. You can hear audio from that Walking Tour here.
Mark and Raianne are hard at work with help from Kristen Sykes (AMC) organizing this years trek of the western banks of the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail. The troupe will be visiting towns from Northfield to Longmeadow, utilizing the river by canoe and stopping off to highlight a variety of recreational greenspace on foot.
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 fullCongressional 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.
Take a stroll back through time to 1842 and get a preview of our hike through the eyes of Henry David Thoreau. Read Thoreau’s “A Walk to Wachusett”
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.