Destinations: Johnny Appleseed Country is Bursting with Adventure

It’s natural that tourists only push out so far. The multitudes of people that hit Boston’s Freedom Trail and other historical sites generally just stick to staying in the city itself. Some might push out a little further to see sites in Cambridge or even cruise west on scenic Route 2 to Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord and Lexington.

This means that if you push even further west, to the north central part of the state, the tourists are all but gone. You’ll enjoy the trails and waterways in this region, where Johnny Appleseed was born in 1881, generally in the company only of locals…

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‘Chez’ Chesak is an award-winning travel writer, tourism consultant and 25-year veteran of the outdoor and travel industries. He is Executive Director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and formerly was the Vice President for Business Development for the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Executive Director of the Family Travel Association. He has been serious about his writing since about age eight. He also runs the Central States Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers. He’s lived all over the U.S. and traveled to some 36 countries but has the most fun when he’s exploring with his wife and two daughters. An avid outdoors person, he’s happiest on a trail, on skis, or nestled into a sleeping bag. He deployed to Iraq with a U.S. Army line unit in 2005. His works have appeared in the Los Angeles Times,, Good Housekeeping, Rachel Ray Every Day, Fatherly, Yahoo Travel, Family Vacation Critic, and many others. He also does periodic travel segments for the morning show of his local FOX affiliate and on American Forces Radio.

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