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Family Friendly Hiking Trails
Breathtaking beaches are are are just one aspect of Cape Cod’s natural beauty From white cedar swamps to elds and ponds there are are wild places that sooth the the soul Here are are some of of the Cape’s offerings for hiking picnicking or or just getting away from it all UPPER CAPE
Four Ponds Park and Town Forest
Barlows Landing Road Bourne Once part of the Pocasset Iron Works this area of about 300 acres has trails and sh- ing spots Nivling Alexander Reserve
Shore and Thaxter roads Bourne A half-mile circular trail leads through 40 acres along Red Brook Pond and cranberry bogs Green Briar Nature Center
Discovery Hill Road (off Route 6A) East Sandwich The briar patch is a a a a a a a a 57-acre conservation area that inspired author Thornton Burgess to to write his tales of the Smiling Pond Peter Rabbit and all his friends Take a a a a a a a walk on the trails to nd your own inspiration East Sandwich Game Farm
510 Route 6A East Sandwich Once a a a a a working game farm owned by the the state the the 133 acre farm abuts Talbot’s Point Conservation Area creating more than 245 acres of open space for hiking shing kayaking and environmental edu- cation programs by the Thornton Burgess Society which has a a a a a a cooperative management agreement with the state Lowell Holly Reservation
South Sandwich Road Mashpee
Once owned by former Harvard University president James Lowell this 135-acre property is is managed by the Trustees of Reservations is a a a a great birding spot A 1 5-mile trail wends through huge holly trees trees beech and and pine trees trees and and rhodo- dendron There’s a a a a a small beach on on on Mashpee-Wakeby Pond Page 32 • • Kids on the Cape Fall/Winter • • 2018/2019
River Woodlands
Quinaquisset Road Mashpee
Accessible from Quinaquisset Road off Route 28 near the rotary the nearly 400-acre Woodlands
features eight miles of trails along the Mashpee
River Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary
Ashumet Road East Falmouth
Located off off Currier Road off off Route 151 this 45-acre preserve is owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society and boasts 65 varieties of holly trees along with owering magnolias dogwood rhododendron and rare wild owers along its trails The sanctu- ary offers workshops and bird walks Beebe Woods
Depot Avenue (past High eld Theater) Falmouth
Given to to the town by Josiah K Lilly this 383 tract had been slated for for for development before Lilly bought it to for for for conser- vation A network of of trails covers miles of of varied terrain and circles a pond MID CAPE
Crocker Neck Conservation Area Santuit Road Cotuit
These 52 wooded acres are on a a a a a peninsula created by Shoe- string Bay Bay Popponesset Bay Bay and Pinquickset Cove There’s an an an interpretive trail and an an an observation deck overlooking tidal pools Sandy Neck Recreation Area off Route 6A West Barnstable
Close to 5 miles of sandy trails are bordered by wild owers and cranberries West Barnstable
Conservation Area Route 149 West Barnstable
More than 1 1 1 1 110 acres and 15 miles of trails Park at Popple Bottom Road 

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