Television. Radio. Twitter. Facebook. Everywhere you turn on this the day after the marathon, the news is devastating. For those of you who might need a break from the coverage, or some time to be with your thoughts, or a place for the kids to be kids, the Southborough Open Land Foundation posted this suggestion on their Facebook page:
Got children at home? Need to get away from bad news and go to a good place? Visit the Beals preserve off Main St opposite Chestnut Hill Rd. Walk through the gate, down the lane and across the channel. Or, park at the end of Red Gate Lane. (Be careful not to park too close to driveways!)
The Beals Preserve is one of my favorite spots in town, but it’s not the only place you can go to clear your mind. Breakneck Hill Conservation Land and Chestnut Hill Farm are two other excellent options. Find more in this map of walking trails in Southborough.
Where do you go when you need the peace that comes from being in nature? Share your suggestions in the comments below.