Event: Central Mass Fall Fun Run
Location: Central Mass Fall Foliage Fun Run & Potluck Picnic
Rendezvous at I-495 exit 26 (Rt 62 Berlin/Hudson) park & ride (west) Meet 9:15
Berlin, Boylston, West Boylston, Princeton, Rutland, Barre, and Sterling Mass,
Date/Time: October 22nd, 2006/09:15:00 AM - 05:00:00 PM
Contact: Jon Weinberg, 978 365-3883, jon@jonweinberg.com
Bob Baylis, (978) 660-0146, bobbaylis@comcast.net
Description:
Central Mass Fall Foilage Run!

Join us on a crisp fall day for a colorful drive through scenic woods, towns, and parks in central Massachusetts. Hopefully the leaves will be at or near peak at this time.

We'll leave from the park and ride on route 62 and I-495 (Hudson/Berlin exit) which is somewhat equidistant for people coming from route 2 or the Mass Pike. There is a gas station on route 62 on either side of I-495 (one with a Dunkin Donuts) for a pre-trip pit stop.

Our trip will take us thru the towns of Berlin, Boylston, West Boylston, Princeton, Rutland, Barre, and Sterling Mass, and we'll drive by the Wachusett Reservoir and Dam, Rutland State Park, and numerous rivers and ponds.

For lunch we'll stop at the Barre Falls Dam where there is a picnic pavilion, plenty of parking, and public restrooms. The area is very scenic, with trails to hike to the falls and a Frisbee golf course.

We'll have a mobile potluck lunch with each vehicle bringing a hot or cold dish to share. If the weather is predicted to be especially raw that day we'll dine at a restaurant in Barre (TBD).

After lunch we'll continue our drive to Rota Springs Ice Cream where they make their ice cream with milk and cream from their own dairy herd. They are listed as one of the best ice cream places in New England.

Please sign up for this trip by sending email to Jon Weinberg (jon@jonweinberg.com) by Oct. 15. So that we have a variety of food please indicate what dish or food item you'd like to bring (in which of the following categories):

  • Salad
  • Appetizer
  • Entrée
  • Dessert
  • Drinks (soda, cider, juice, etc.)
  • Paper dinnerware, silverware, etc.
Trip highlights:
  • Mostly rural – few traffic lights
  • Mostly right turns
  • Fall foliage, great roads and scenery
  • Ice cream
  • You’ll be home for dinner

Location:
Rendezvous at the I-495 exit 26 (route 62 Berlin/Hudson) park & ride on the west side of the highway

Date & Time:
Sunday October 22, 2006, Meet at 9:15, depart promptly at 9:30

RSVP::

Please confirm a reply from Jon when you send the RSVP with attendance and  what you will bring.

Leaders:
Jon Weinberg - jon@jonweinberg.com or (978) 365-3883
Bob Baylis - bobbaylis@comcast.net or (978) 660-0146

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