Take a Hike – Joe’s Woods
The Americorps crew, Adam, Ben, Kayla, Sara, Hannah, and Kristy,
paused to pose by a ruined pump house during trail work in early April
by John Nye Cullity
The Sandwich Conservation Trust would like you to join us for a spring walk on Sunday, May 12th, Mother’s Day, at 2 PM. Joe’s Woods is a quiet, wooded, seven acre SCT preserve located on Roos Road in East Sandwich, but there’s more to it than that.
Adjacent to Joe’s is thirty acres of town conservation land which was once mostly cranberry bogs, with a network of ditches and two pump houses. The bogs are grown back to woods and the pump houses are mere ruins, but it’s all interesting, and we will enjoy the emerging foliage. A new feature is a recently completed loop trail. With the permission of the town’s Natural Resource Department, the SCT engaged the excellent services of Americorps – youthful volunteers well trained and organized - to do the work.
We will meet at the Quaker Meetinghouse, itself in a peaceful natural setting, at 2 PM. From the Route 6A and Quaker Meetinghouse Road intersection, head north on Spring Hill Road, over the railroad crossing, and take the next left on Quaker Road – the meetinghouse will be on a rise to the right.
The walk will last an hour or so, and is easy and level. Take whatever measures you can to avoid ticks. If it rains the walk will be cancelled. If you have questions about the walk or the Sandwich Conservation Trust, call me at (508) 888-7629.