With its eighteenth century stoned framework and floral abundance, this charming New England town has a lot to offer in terms of nature and recreation with its proximity to the Assabet River. Join local author David A. Mark as he intertwines local history and obsersations on nature in fifty portraits of life in Maynard, Massachusetts. Culled from his popular column published in the Beacon-Village, "Life Outdoors" visits crepuscular mammals, Cretan inspired labyrinths and beckons you to the summit of Mount Wachusett. From the immigration of convicts to the originas of Maynard Community Farmer's Market, Mark leaves no rock unturned on his path to discover Maynard's unique history.