“In 2017, at the age of 70, I hiked from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail; I fell down more times than I had fallen when I was a toddler learning to walk. I also spent more time alone than I ever had before. The relationship between those two experiences is worth pondering.”
Stephanie Paterson's moving chronology of many summers spent working at Reid State Park spans from her undergraduate years though completion of her doctorate. Click here to read about her lifelong connection to this remarkable coastal park in Georgetown, Maine.
Our three-day guide to NPS sites in Boston includes the wealth of formative colonial history in the city core, as well as pivotal sites in Lowell and Grafton that mark the growth of the textile industry. Consider extending your visit for a few days along Cape Cod National Seashore!