Yesterday, my daughter and I went for a walk through
From their website...
Borderland is one of the most historically significant tracts of publicly owned land in the Commonwealth. Created in the early 1900s by artist and suffragist Blanche Ames and her botanist husband Oakes, Borderland offers many of the same pleasures that the Ames family enjoyed: walking and horseback riding on woodland trails, fishing and canoeing in the ponds, or, in winter, ice-skating and sledding.
It was a lovely Spring day and as we walked and chatted we remembered it was Earth day and thought what better way to celebrate than to enjoy the beauty around us!
Again, from their website...
In 1906, Oakes Ames and his wife Blanche purchased land on the border of Sharon and Easton. The country estate they named “Borderland” remained in the family for 65 years. In 1971, two years after the death of Blanche Ames, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts acquired the estate and opened it as a state park. The family’s home, a three-storey stone mansion built in 1910, still stands. Its twenty rooms are furnished much as they were when the Ameses lived here; many of Blanche Ames’ paintings grace the walls. Their illustrious histories remain in the house which is open for scheduled tours
I have never toured the mansion but would love to some day.
They were working on the front of the mansion so I did not take any photos but just look at the wonderful old urns, imagine them back in the day full of gorgeous flowers...
We had a fun time together and am looking forward to doing it again!
You can see and learn more about this beautiful park on their website.
Thanks for visiting ~ have a great day!!