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Marion, Massachusetts is the home of Tabor Academy, a high school for students and parents who are serious about education.

Aside from the attractive buildings and grounds of the famous school, Marion has much to offer in seaside charm. The quaint town is located near Wareham and Bourne, on route to Cape Cod. Sidewalks provide safe places to walk, exploring the town’s bookstore, general store, museum, post office and other shops. The attractive homes are snuggled into the village area, inviting you to take note of as you walk.

A lunch-time restaurant worth visiting is the Ansel S. Gurney House located on the main route into Marion’s center. Open for lunch at eleven-thirty, the fare is homemade and delicious. Your dining will be further enhanced by their back garden, visible as you dine. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds of all varieties visit there. In fact, when having lunch there one week ago, we spotted a nest of robins – three little mouths open to their parents’ feeding skills – just a few feet from our table’s window. Quite a treat to see the careful and caring procedure so close.

South of Boston by about one hour ( without traffic), Marion is the New England you will be glad to meet, and Gurney’s will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Once a stage coach stop, the old house has eleven rooms filled with gifts, clothing, toys, books, and kitchen items.

The experience is worth however far you might travel.

Virginia Young – southshorewriter.com

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