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View From Cabin 3

2013: Okay, Enough Nature

It turns out that there are limits to nature loving, especially for people who have spent most of their adult lives living in a city.

Chapel Brook

2012: The Year in Nature

Some reasons to embrace life in Western Massachusetts, which, by the way, is not Boston.

hello, there!

Wildlife: has it made any progress?

Eight years later, it’s time to determine whether or not wildlife has become more cooperative and more deserving of our tax dollars

Miss Florence

So long, summer

It was amazing, full of visitors, road trips, and explorations of Southern Vermont and Western Massachusetts.

Savoy campsite

Savoy Stories

Thunk. Thunk. Thunkthunkthunkthunk. And you just lay there in the tent hoping the ruckus outside isn’t wolves or bears or whatever the Berkshires equivalent of Pineys is. Happily, the campsites at Savoy Mountain State Forest are in an old apple orchard, so the noise is nothing more than the normal sounds of September. Savoy is […]


Mums of dooooooooom

The Pioneer Valley and surrounding hill towns are full of farms, rivers, campgrounds, festivals, and ice cream. Mix in a dash of Vermont, a slew of visitors, and some Lititz fireworks, and these days are just about perfect.