Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 2 PM
The Sandwich Conservation Trust will host a walk at the town-owned Murkwood Conservation Area this coming Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 2 PM. This preserve in East Sandwich lies north of Route 6A, just west of Canning’s Service Station. The Murkwood Conservation Area totals 129.39 acres – 22 parcels of upland and (mostly) salt marsh acquired by the town between 1974 and 1999. The first 65 acres were purchased from Dorothy Nye Holway, and was part of one of the early East Sandwich farms. The original Holway house, taken down in 1939, was located across from Titcomb’s Bookshop.
Our upcoming walk will take place on the main upland, which is a peninsula of low land reaching out into Scorton Marsh. Now heavily wooded, this area was once farmed by the Holways, and even contains the remains of a small cranberry bog. This walk will be awash in all the bright and subtle fall colors of the saltmarsh edge, yet enough leaves are down to allow vision through the woods. We will talk about this land’s history as we take in a wide view of the quiet marsh.
The walk will be about an hour long, and is easy walking except for some roots to step over. If it rains the walk will be cancelled. For questions about the walk or the Sandwich Conservation Trust call me at (508) 888-7629.
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