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THANK YOU! And Where to next?

First of all what an amazing experience we had on the Appalachian Trail. Thank you to all of you who fed us, housed us, let us shower, hugged us, listened to us, hiked with us, checked in on us, slack packed our stuff, encouraged us, bought CDs, donated and the list goes on and on and on. We would not have survived this hike without your support. THANK YOU. Sincerely. Check out the pictures of our journey on the 2022 page

Truthfully we are all sad to be off the trail. One of the ways to overcome the post hike boo hoos is to plan the next adventure so we are on the hunt for the next trail! Here’s where we’ve been….

WHERE SHOULD WE GO NEXT?

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Mass Walking Tour HIKES AGAIN!

After a two year hiatus, the Massachusetts Walking Tour prepares for its 11th annual trek, performing 10 free community concerts sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and organizing daily public hikes along the famed Appalachian Trail! Stay tuned for detailed descriptions of our hikes, including where you can meet us along the way. Would you like to perform at one of the concerts? Reach out to mark@masswalkingtour.org for more info on how you can participate in this ten day journey.

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Meet the Co-Founders

Massachusetts Walking Tour Co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

Since 2010, co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have organized an annual non-profit bipedal concert tour of Massachusetts in support of arts and culture for towns throughout the state.

Both artists are products of central Massachusetts mill and factory towns, and for all their national exposure as performing songwriters, they are passionately dedicated to the region and what it has to offer. Each summer since 2010 they have organized the “Massachusetts Walking Tour” where they hike the roads and trails of the Commonwealth, more than 100 miles in less than two weeks, in support of the arts in local communities along the way. Each evening they stop over in yet another Massachusetts town, putting on a free concert there, along with local performers and fellow artists who accompany them on their journey. These annual two-week treks also raise awareness of the trails and greenways in Massachusetts, using music to make important connections.

Massachusetts Walking Tour Recognized in Congress 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.
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Mission

Since 2010, co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have organized an annual non-profit bipedal concert tour of Massachusetts in support of arts and culture for towns throughout the state. Each free community concert collaborates with local artists, musicians, educational programs, trail managers and land trust groups…

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If you are a musician, poet, storyteller, interpretive dancer, or “other,” please contact us to find about performing.

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