Throwback Adventure – Wendell State Forest – Massachusetts

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!

In August 2013 Shadow, Buster, My Aunt, My Uncle, My cousin, My cousin’s son, and I visited Wendell State Forest in Wendell, Massachusetts.  Wendell State Forest is 7500 acres of forest land which includes several ponds, streams, and trails.  It is popular for swimming, fishing, hunting, and biking.

We visited Wendell State Forest almost six years ago on two lovely days.  I was picking up my cousin’s son Cameron for the weekend so we choose Wendell State Forest to meet as it was centrally located.  Wendell State Forest ended up being a great find as we had a wonderful time.  There were two main activities we especially appreciated.  First, we spent plenty of time on the beach!  Cameron enjoyed some swimming, hunting for salamanders, and catching guppies.  Shadow and Buster loved sitting in the beach and of course the cool water, while I was able to catch up with family.   There was not a sole around which made the beach especially tranquil.  Nearby we found a bridge where Cameron located a variety of snakes sunbathing in the rocks, although far from my favorite site, it was fun seeing Cameron’s excitement in these long scaly creatures.

Our second main activity was a hike around the pond, also quite barren from guests.  Cameron often walked ahead with Shadow while the rest of us mostly walked a bit behind with Buster.  We found some picnic benches along the way, a little wooden bridge, and plenty of natural scenery.

It was a fantastic Adventure, especially as we also were also able to visit with our extended family. Really the perfect location for children to learn and appreciate nature.  Cameron is growing up to be such an amazing kid, now fifteen and such a kind teen, so fun to spend time with!  He recently was accepted as a camp counselor soon to be leading excited young ones on Adventures of their own.  We will always have found memories of our Adventures to Wendell State Forest.




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