Nancy Kahan

Thanksgiving In The Country

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday and when I moved from NY to Lakeville, I thought this was the perfect place to celebrate. So a tradition was born that is still going strong 23 years later.

Trading the Macy's Day Parade for a brisk, multi-generational walk with dogs in tow, we began the day hiking the Appalachian Trail. A few years later we tried Selleck Hill and, as the clan got bigger (and older), we walked along Twin Lakes, which is spectacular this time of year. After our Thanksgiving feast we regrouped and walked to enjoy the beauty of Lakeville Lake, returning home to a warm fire and pumpkin pie. Each venue had its own special beauty.

What began as a group of 10 has blossomed to 34. My sister and I conceded it was time to find a bigger place to gather so we rented the Town Grove at Lakeville Lake last year -- it was a great place to be with family and friends.

There are so many wonderful choices to enjoy for the rest of the weekend: Bartholomew's Cobble, the Rail Trail and the Parade of Lights in Millerton, the area shops and restaurants just scratch the surface. It just doesn't get much better than Thanksgiving in the country!

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