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Spectacular Sunsets, Double Rainbow at Willett Pond in Walpole, Mass.

October sunset at Willow Pond in Walpole, Massachusetts


Article and photos by Eric Hurwitz. Article updated on 10/25/2017

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For a brief moment, the Willett Pond area in Walpole, Mass. -- with its pristine, scenic bodies of water --  seems like a perfect scene from the best parts of rural New Hampshire or Vermont. You forget that it's suburban Boston Mass., as the peaceful waters, the relative isolation, the noticeable upgrade in air quality and the absence of rapid suburban growth offer an oasis to those in search of special, unspoiled places. The waters seem to have a different personality every day, but the most impressive scenes usually take place in October and November when the sun's lower angle provides some truly amazing fall sunsets (as pictured here). In addition, the occasional rainbow (this one below taken in the spring) creates memorable, inspirational magic...

Double rainbow at Willett Pond in Walpole, Massachusetts

Natural settings are a vital constituent of things that matter most in our lives, and those special places are often right at our own suburban doorsteps, whether we know it or not. These pictures provide clear proof that
some of the greatest local scenery are not solely reserved for New England vacation destinations.

Beautiful sunset at Willett Pond in Walpole, Mass.

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