Fall Foliage Tour

October 19: Boston-area Fulbright Visiting Scholars and their family members spent a day taking in the New England fall colors at a nearby nature sanctuary and festival.

Scholars began the day at the Audobon Society’s “Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary,” a former farmstead surrounded by woodlands, wetlands and meadows.  Naturalists led the group on a tour of the farmstead and surrounding nature, where they had the chance to see a giant boulder deposited by an ancient glacier. Children had a chance to feed the farm’s sheep and enjoyed running in the fields and playing with the milkweed fluff that blowed around them.

Scholars see an ancient glacial rock at the Audobon Sanctuary

Scholars see an ancient glacial rock at the Audobon Sanctuary.

Walking the trails at the Audobon Sanctuary

Walking the trails at the Audobon Sanctuary.

Next Scholars went to the Wachusett Mountain Applefest where they enjoyed food, rides, games, shopping and performances. They ended the trip with a Skyride lift to the mountain summit where, surrounded by fall colors, they enjoyed a clear view all the way to Boston and New Hampshire.

View of New Hampshire mountains from the Skyride.

View of New Hampshire mountains from the Skyride.

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