Thursday, October 10, 2013

Take a Hike – Sandy Neck in Autumn

Last April the Sandwich Conservation Trust led its first walk at Sandy Neck – “our” Sandy Neck, the 27 acres purchased by Sandwich in 1972.  This coming Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 2 PM I will lead a walk there again, taking advantage of the easier parking situation as well as the autumnal ambiance.  Due to the fragility of the vegetation and other factors, this walk can accommodate only 20 hikers.  It is first come first served – call me or leave a message at (508) 888-7629.  I will acknowledge your messages as soon as possible.

In some areas there is a well-defined path, in some there isn’t.  I admit I got a bit lost last April.  “Just doing some scouting!” I explained to the group. The beach sand is a great place to find animal tracks, and we should see some wildflowers, and a natural cranberry bog or two. 
We will gather at the main parking lot near the beach and follow a paved path to the gatehouse, then, enter the preserve.  We will return along the beach. The walk will take an hour or so (depending on how much I talk), and will be cancelled if it is raining. No dogs on this walk, please.

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