Based on her Appalachian Mountain Club guide to Best Day Hikes Near Boston, Alison O'Leary will provide an overview of land use in Eastern Mass. and a look inside the history behind several parks. Unique features are highlighted, such as the story behind Dungeon Rock in Lynn Woods and how Goodyear tire company got its start in what's now a Massachusetts park. Author Alison O'Leary is a longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers from Austin, Texas to Reno, Nevada; Bath, Maine and suburban Boston. She was a correspondent for the Boston Globe for several years before completing her B.A. at Emerson College and becoming editor of The Boston Parents' Paper magazine and skirt! Boston magazine.