Friday, April 29, 2016

EMS Club Days

EMS Club Days 
are happening NOW 
at our local Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)

When:   Friday, Saturday, Sunday (April 29 - May 1)

Where:  Rt 132 Hyannis, MA

Members of outdoor organizations receive a 10% discount. See flyer.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day 2016

Earth Day

Make a difference, 
undertake 'green' initiatives today 
and every day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Article about Take a Hike - Great Hill

One of the participants from Take a Hike - Great Hill, Sue Scheible, wrote about the hike.  Check it out by clicking the link below.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Photos from Sandy Neck Take a Hike (April 10, 2016)

Photos from Sunday's Take a Hike at Sandy Neck. We had a full crew for this sunny day jaunt. 

Photo credit: Joe Queenan

Sunday, April 10, 2016

EMS Special Sale Today

*** TODAY ONLY ***

Sunday, April 10 from 5-7 PM

Eastern Mountain Sports #26
1513 Iyannough Road (Route 132)
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 362-8690

Members of the Sandwich Conservation Trust who want to save added money on their outdoor gear, clothing and boots are invited to a PRIVATE SALE this Sunday afternoon. Members can add 10% to any and all sale prices on that day. That makes at least 30% off and up to 70% off many items.

Check it out!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Take a Hike - Sandy Neck

Take a Hike

Sandy Neck

Dune art.

by John N. Cullity

     This coming Sunday, April 10th, at 2 PM, the Sandwich Conservation Trust will sponsor a guided walk at Sandy Neck, in the part that lies in Sandwich.

     Sandy Neck is a fascinating and unique Cape Cod landscape – a windswept place, where a surprising number of plants and animals eke out a living in the salt air and white sand.  We tend to associate Sandy Neck with the Town of Barnstable - many don’t realize that the Town of Sandwich owns 27 acres west of the gatehouse, purchased by town meeting vote in 1971.

     The access to this preserve is through Barnstable land, and figuring out where to park can be a challenge.  Currently there are several spots near the gatehouse marked “Hiking Only”, and these can be used.  For our upcoming walk, however, we will meet in the upper level of the main parking lot at 2 PM.  We will walk to the gate house, cross Barnstable park land, pass through our 27 acres to the beach, and back to the parking lot.

     The walk should take somewhat less than an hour.  Be prepared to walk in soft sand, and be prepared for possible ticks.  Please note: we are allowing only 20 hikers due to the fragility of the environment and narrowness of the trail.  If you wish to participate, please call me at (508) 888-7629 to register for the walk.  The event will not take place if it rains.

     The Sandwich Conservation Trust is a non-profit organization that offers land preservation assistance and conservation-oriented programs to the public.  The SCT holds 217 acres in protection.

Last year's group.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Osborne-Sherman Parcel

We have a new parking area!

If you haven’t been by the Osborne-Sherman parcel at 15 Gully Lane in a while, swing by, we have a new parking area.  The use of the stones along the sides of the parking area leads one’s eye right into the entrance to the field, and the new location of the fence, rather than looking like a barrier as it did closer to the road, now frames the opening at the base of the hill.  Please check it out!

Many thanks to our trustee, Bob O’Connor, for leading the effort to make this a reality!

Town of Sandwich GIS map 

Osborne-Sherman Parcel - new parking area

Osborne-Sherman Parcel - new parking area (head on view)

Osborne-Sherman Parcel - new parking area (right side)

Osborne-Sherman Parcel - new parking area (left side)