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For solitude and stunning views, head west (of Boston)

Nathaniel Hawthorne got it right. “I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house,” he wrote. “So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” Yes, they are precious, so why not spend those golden hours surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in Massachusetts? We asked some (incredibly lucky) folks who live and work in the central and western parts of the state to share their favorite nature places.

Stony Ledge, Mount Greylock State Reservation

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