Dukes County, MA
The gingerbread “campground” of Oak Bluffs began as a humble half acre of rural land, selected in 1835 as a small Methodist camp meeting site. Within the next 25 years, this site had expanded to become one of the largest permanent Methodist meeting sites in America. As the camp became more permanent, tents were replaced by the cottages we see today. Indeed, many of the cottages are marked with the year “1869.” Of the original 500 cottages, 318 remain. ——————————————————————
And that’s it. Massachusetts is finished🎉. I’m somewhat surprised to say that MA is definitely my favorite state of the 6 I’ve completed so far (NJ, DE, MD, CT, RI, and MA). When I started college, I came to know Massachusetts as the home of spoiled frat boys: the type who wear Vineyard Vines, boat shoes, and don’t understand the value of hard work, because they were never put into a situation where that was necessary. I’ll admit that that is a bit of a crude generalization (although not the part about the attire). I digress.
My point is that Massachusetts has a lot more to offer than guys named Chad. From the thickly packed, but expansive forests of the West to the abandoned industrial centers on the periphery of Boston to the miles of million dollar beach houses on the coasts on Nantucket, Massachusetts fits a lot of geographical and social diversity into it’s meer 14 counties. Although I have no more counties left to check off, I’ll surely be back.