Spring rocks even amid winter gloom

Mar 13, 2022

MATTAPOISETT — A Mattapoisett resident was walking on the Mattapoisett Rail Trail Saturday, March 12 when he noticed a bright sign of spring in the midst of a wintry weather pattern.

Colored rocks had been placed, decorated in spring-like colors, in various locations along the trail.

The rock decorations are created through Southcoast Rocks, a Facebook group that encourages the design and placement of rocks in random areas.

People who find the rocks can keep them if the design or message has significant meaning for them. Otherwise, the rocks are hidden again, with the goal of seeing how many lives the rocks can impact.

The rocks are decorated with the words “Southcoast Rocks.’’ Learn more about them at https://www.facebook.com/groups/430983050951413.