Friday, May 6, 2016

Take a Hike

In the Maple Swamp

Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

The Maple Swamp in the fall of 1986, looking south towards Lawrence Pond.

     The Sandwich Conservation Trust invites you to join us on a walk in the Maple Swamp Conservation Lands this Sunday, May 8th, at 2 PM.  The Maple Swamp is a 770 acre preserve south of Route 6, owned mostly by the Town of Sandwich.  The Sandwich Water District and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife also own parcels.  Landscape features include several hilltops, large hollows, a maze of trails and old wood roads, and even a maple swamp or two.  In spite of the hills, this area of old wood lots has been referred to by locals as “the Maple Swamp” for over two hundred years.

     The 1½ hour walk is somewhat demanding physically – be prepared for steep slopes and loose stones. Depending on the route taken, both Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound can be seen.  We will meet at the parking lot off of service Road between exits 3 and 4. The walk will not be held if it is raining.

     The Sandwich Conservation Trust is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1985, and is dedicated to the preservation of undeveloped land in Sandwich. Our website is  We are also on Facebook and have an e-newsletter, through which notices of our walks and meetings are given. If you have questions, feel free to call me at (508) 888-7629.

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