The Town of Blandford, collaboratively with Healthy Hampshire, has created a walking map that highlights the best routes and loops in town for walking – with levels ranging from easy to challenging and terrain that includes sidewalks, roadside shoulders, dirt paths and dirt roads. With funding from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and Healthy Hampshire, the map was created as part of an effort to support people of all ages and abilities to take advantage of one of the easiest and most accessible forms of exercise: walking. The map features historical, cultural and ecological points of interest in addition to the walking routes.

Blandford will be hosting an event in conjunction with the Hilltown Mobile Market on Oct. 9 to showcase the maps to town residents.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 9 from 2:00-3:30pm
WHERE: We will meet in parking lot of Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA.
WHAT: Town Administrator Joshua A. Garcia, will host a walk around the center of town – what’s called the Kaolin Loop identified in the Walking Map. Join him for informal conversation, snacks and a stop at the Country Store for some apple cider donuts. While you’re there, pick up a copy of the Blandford Walking Map, as well as some fresh, Hilltown-grown produce at the last day of the Hilltown Mobile Market! We ask that all participants follow Covid-19 safety protocols by wearing a mask and maintaining 6 feet of social distance.

  You can also download a copy of the Blandford Walking Map here.