The Insiders: Take a hike and burn off those holiday burgers
Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)
Sorry, readers – time to go back to the old grind today after a glorious holiday weekend. If you’re like us, you gorged yourself on Memorial Day meats hot off the grill to the point of collapse. Never fear, folks: we’ve got a plan for you to shed those BBQ pounds and have fun doing it, too! First off, open up the Insider and read about our exploits on some of Concord’s 26 trails. Once you’ve leafed through all our fantastic pages, get out into nature and get to stepping! Spend a glorious day hiking in Mast Yard State Forest, a beautiful stretch of backcountry right here in Concord. Start at the West Parish Road trailhead and make a nice, fairly flat 5-mile loop on old logging trails and a stretch of railroad bed. You’ll be able to see the forest for the trees, which in Concord days of yore were used as masts for ships built in the nautical-friendly Seacoast towns. For a map and more details, visit concordnh.gov.
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Finally, some corrections to mistakes we made in last week’s columns. First, the members of Daft Punk are human men, not self-aware robots bent on taking over the world via French house music, as we initially reported. Next, the city of Concord did not allocate $400,000 pesos for next year’s debut Cinco de Cuatro fiesta, as we claimed; in fact, that’s not even a thing. Lastly, we’ve got a pre-correction for a mistake we are probably going to make this week. In Thursday’s column, we were planning on reporting that singer Marvin Gaye was a prognosticator of Nostradamusian caliber, as evidenced by his song “I Heard You Made Some Great Vines,” which accurately predicted the sudden popularity of the Vine iPhone app. We must have misheard the lyrics to that song every single time we heard it, and for that, we apologize. We’ll try to do better next week.
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