I didn’t really expect to find many doors while hiking through Massachusetts. Then again, I forgot we were hiking along a rail trail. Faith is used to me stopping to snap a picture. She never seems to mind, but stopping on Sunday meant we could take a drink of water. We stopped a lot, doors or not.
Our hike was along Norwottuck Branch Mass Central Rail Trail. I didn’t expect to find much information about the trail, but this is the first thing that I found:
“The Massachusetts Central Railroad was destroyed by a hurricane in 1938, but the 104-mile corridor is being reborn as a cross-state rail-trail. Currently, nearly 40 miles from Boston to Northampton have been converted to trails, often by dedicated local groups that are piecing together this important part of the Bay State’s history.”
The hurricane in 1938 was once of the worst to every hit New England. Fueled by the warm waters of the Connecticut River, the storm remained at hurricane strength all the way up into Canada.
Speaking of Canada, this hurricane may have gotten close to Norm Frampton’s neighborhood. Norm works up in Montreal, and each week, he invites us to share a door, a few doors or (as you will see below) a collection of doors from an area or around a specific theme. If you want to see the doors Norm has collected this week, follow the hurricane’s path up to Norm’s place. He will have instructions for you to add your doors and he’ll point you to the doors he’s collected.
My gallery has doors from the trail, the brewery and the mini-golf course.