Folk Troubadours trek through Hampden County offering Daily Hikes and Free Community Concerts

Holland, Brimfield, Warren, Palmer, Wilbraham - June 21-25 2024

Since 2010, singer-songwriters Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have organized a grassroots bipedal trek annually to raise awareness of recreational greenspace throughout the state and create folk coffeehouse-style musical events in each town. This June, sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Blackstone Valley Music & Performing Arts Collaborative, the 13th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour will offer a series of daily public hikes and free community concerts, while walking with their backpacks and instruments from Holland to Wilbraham. Hiking properties featured include Westville Dam, Stevens Brook Sichol Community Forest, Lucy Stone Park, Midura Family Conservation Area and Rice Preserve/Sunrise Peak. Most days include an option for a short hike with the group and then each evening a free community concert. The concert venues include the Holland Community Center, Hitchcock Academy in Brimfield, Lucy Stone Park in Warren, Second Congregational Church in Palmer and Wilbraham Public Library. For complete details visit

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