Long Pond, Falmouth’s primary source of drinking water, is surrounded by 600 acres of forest and swampland, and the woods on its western shore are home to the southernmost section of Falmouth’s Moraine Trail, a 9-mile major north-south trail that traverses hundreds of acres of woodland along the Falmouth Moraine. Join T3C and volunteer walk leader Cathy Kilgler for this great fall hike, which will circumnavigate Long Pond, beginning with a trek along one of our newest trails.
The route will head north through the Swift-Chute Preserve (a 24-acre parcel donated in two pieces, 8 years apart), which is at the southwest corner of Long Pond, at the edge of Goodwill Park and the Falmouth Town Forest. This somewhat narrow trail winds down around Angel’s Mirror Pond and then back up to meet the wider Moraine Trail. From this point, the hike will continue all the way around Long Pond, with beautiful views of the water almost the entire way. This will be a fairly rugged loop hike; be prepared for a few steep hills and some rocky terrain. Good walking/hiking shoes are recommended. Total distance: just under 4 miles.
Park & Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the playground in Goodwill Park. Enter Goodwill Park from Gifford Street (there is no driving access from Palmer Avenue,) and follow the paved road past Grews Pond to the playground. The connection to the Angel’s Mirror trail is a short walk from the parking lot along Pumping Station Road. Questions? Call Cathy Kligler: 508-269-7861