Bike touring along the South Coast



This Sunday, May 21st tour along waterfront, villages and backroads and stop along local creameries along the way. Be part of  the SouthCoast Bike and Ice Cream Extravaganza! A sold out fundraising event for a rail trail to Marion and preservation of the Hammond Quarry property- 53 acres of scenic woodlands on the west side of Mattapoisett Neck Rd.  Trust.  I will be participating in the 25 mile route and recruited a few friends to come along, although I must admit this will be my first ride of the season but definitely not my last!! I will be looking forward to the finish at Munro Preserve to the live music, free massage, a cold brew from Buzzards Bay Brewery, and a bite to eat from the Oxcart and Seaport Slip. Lets hope this beautiful weather holds up! Thanks in advance to all the volunteers, organizers and sponsors that make this a fun and safe family oriented event!! Tour de creme link for details of the event

Hope to see you at the post-ride party!  If you can’t make this event perhaps consider donating and go to the website for the different routes and get out and tour them this summer!! They have bike maps for 4 routes- 9 miler, 11 miler, 25 and for the ambitious a 50 mile route.  Happy cycling!





Keeping it Local-South Coast Holiday Traditions for all ages!

 Family Fun events on the South Coast

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Keeping it local, bring family and friends to the Tinkhamtown Chapel Annual Carol SingSaturday December 17 – 5pm  The chapel dates back to 1889 and is located on the corner lot between Tinkham Lane and Acushnet Road.  A definite way to get in the holiday spirit.


New Bedford Family Holiday Pops and Showstoppers, photo from AHA New Bedford

Let your holiday sparkle!

New Bedford Family Holiday Pops– Holiday season Tradition on the South Coast at the Zeiterion Theater  – Saturday, December 17th 3:30 and 7pm showings


Destination New Bedford- Holiday Happenings- Saturday, December 17 

Custom House Square- Downtown New Bedford 

Events begin with New Bedford Winter Farmers’ Market- 10am-1pm

Then the family fun begins with FREE horse drawn carriage rides, life size Elf on the Shelf, demonstrations and music by New Bedford Harpoon Harmonizers.  All events are weather permitting so check the website for updates.  – Holiday Happenings Shop Saturday Deals!!


Visit a local Farm- Sippican River Farm is hosting it’s 3rd ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE

December 18th – 11am – 4pm located at 32 Bates Road, Rochester, MA 508-763-5725

The Alpaca Farm Store will be open so get some warm and cozy socks, mittens or hats!

The Alpaca’s will be there to say Hello – Demonstrations and light refreshments


A child memory- Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Railroad. A lot has changed from my Christmas visits now the park offers over 17 million lights. The train is what I remember and such a memorable New England Tradition. Check link above for event calendar and pricing. Discounts if you visit Monday – Wednesday

The Polar Express Train Ride is a true family fun experience. Located at 70 Main Street, Buzzards Bay. True Polar Express experience and SANTA appearance check link for available train ride schedules and pricing.



Plymouth Plantation- 2 great holiday events

 3rd Annual Light in Darkness- Candlelight stroll- December 16th 5:30-8:30pm

Celebrate a holiday season set back to 1622- event takes place over 1/2 mile of mixed terrain so dress appropriately – info on plymouth plantation website link above for tickets or call 508-746-1622 x 8359

Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol Dining Experience

Sunday December 17  1-3pm tickets purchased through or go to

Merry Christmas to all!!












Hitting the back roads for Pumpkins

   Autumn …. one of my favorite seasons in New England. Love the changing of colors and the cooler evenings. Yesterday I found myself searching for some mums and pumpkins and headed out to Rochester only to find East over Farmstead closed and no site of pumpkins. I have great memories of taking my girls there every year to ride the hay wagon to the pumpkin patch to pick their favorite pumpkin. Then returning back from the patch to the farm to have cider and pet the horses.

I  come across some cyclists taking in the beauty of Rochester, a great place to bike!


I then headed over to Cervelli’s Farm. I was hoping to catch a photo of their  pumpkin patch but all the pumpkins had been picked and are available at the farm stand on Vaughan Hill Road. The farm stand had a variety of pumpkins, mums and of course fresh veggies.

My trek continued to get some fresh apples and a strawberry rhubarb pie for my dad so headed to Flying Cloud Orchards on Main street in Acushnet. Nothing like a crisp apple!

My trip finished with a local farmstead on Acushnet Road in Mattapoisett. Love supporting the local farmers!

Enjoying my sunflowers, apples, mum and pumpkins and I am sure my dad will enjoy his pie! Afterwards I felt lazy should have gone by bike! Next time….img_2957