Fall Walking Adventures Continue!
Join T3C's enthusiastic and knowledgeable walk leaders to explore the trails on a variety of Falmouth conservation lands.
(pre-registration NOT required)
Please leave dogs at home. Thank you.
Friday, November 4, 10 AM to 12 noon
Leaders: Valerie Butcher, 774-392-3776 and Marcy Klattenberg, 860-395-9430
The 67-acre Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area features a variety of habitat--woodland, grassland, fresh water ponds and wide open sandy expanse. This hike will traverse all of these habitats, with an added feature: taking the woodland trail to the Atlantic white cedar swamp on adjacent town land. Mostly flat with one small hill, the terrain is not rocky but there is soft sand in places. Level of difficulty: moderate. About 2.5 miles; 90 minutes.
Directions: Park & meet at the Breivogel parking area, just outside the Falmouth Yard Waste & Composting Facility at 565 Blacksmith Shop Road (on the east side of Blacksmith Shop, about 1 mile north of Falmouth High School).
Kelly Woodland & Flume Pond from Beebe Woods
Sunday, November 6, 1-3:00 PM
Leader: Cathy Kligler, 508-269-7861
From the Hiker's Lot at Beebe Woods, this hike will follow mostly level trails to the Kelly Woodland and back. The acquisition of Kelly (which was a combined donation and purchase) provided long-coveted public access to Beebe Woods from the west. Expect a moderate to brisk pace; about 3 miles.
Directions: Park & meet at the Hikers Lot for Beebe Woods. From downtown Falmouth, take Depot Road (which becomes Highfield Drive) up the hill, past Highfield Hall and the Highfield Theater. Continue to the right past the Cape Cod Conservatory and turn left into the large, mostly unpaved parking area.
Full Moon Walk at Black Beach
Tuesday, November 8, 6- 7:30 PM
Leader: Molly Cornell, 508-274-8843
Enjoy a nighttime walk under the "Moon When Deer Drop Their Antlers." The group will walk on the unpaved road to the end at Black Beach, with moonlight views of the Great Sippewissett Marsh and Buzzards Bay. Bring a flashlight. Red cellophane will be provided to cover the glare. Please wear waterproof footwear and windproof layers! Overcast sky (no moon visible) cancels.
Directions: Park & meet at the parking lot for Chapoquoit Beach in West Falmouth. (Turn left upon entry.)
Quashnet River Corridor
Tuesday, November 15, 10 AM to noon
Leader: Marcy Klattenberg, 860-395-9430
This walk will follow the "Cottontail Trail" as it meanders through the woodland and then re-connect with the main trail heading north along the river corridor. The group will cross over the river at the dam and return by way of a well-maintained trail on the eastern side. Features along the way will include traces of the historical use of the river as well as the restoration efforts to return the river to its natural condition. Moderate to brisk pace over uneven ground, with some hills. 3+ miles; 90+ minutes.
Directions: Park & meet at the kiosk/parking area on the east end of Martin Road in Waquoit. (Martin Road is a short loop road on the north side of Route 28, almost to the Mashpee line.)
Thursday, November 17, 10:00 AM to noon
Leader: Alex Lancaster, 774-392-3114
Explore the hilly terrain, woodland paths and a dirt road and learn about the fire tower, the golf course that was once here, the geology that formed this area and the natural vegetation along the way. About 3 miles; 2 hours. Easy to moderate pace.
Directions: Park & meet along the grassy shoulder on the road that leads to Friends of Falmouth Dogs and the Wastewater Treatment Facility. to get there, take Service Road from Brick Kiln Road. Follow through the 90-degree turn and take an immediate left.
Monday Mindful Meander at Peterson Farm NEW!
Monday, November 21, 12 noon
Leader: Will Poirier, T3C-TerraCorps Member, 401-369-1627
We will explore Falmouth's beautiful open spaces through a mindfulness meditation lens.
This is a new series, with meanders scheduled the third Monday of every month.
Directions: Park & Meet at Peterson Farm. From downtown Falmouth, head south on Locust Street, which becomes Woods Hole Road. About 0.6 miles after the bike path crossing, turn right at McCallum Drive, followed by an immediate left onto the Farm drive, marked with a Town Conservation sign.
Matt Souza and Hatchville Bogs
Wednesday, November 30, 10-11:30 AM
Leader: Molly Cornell, 508-274-8843
A variety of habitats — cranberry bogs, pine and deciduous woodlands, ponds and the Coonamessett River corridor — makes this a particularly delightful area for a walk! Interesting as well are the historic improvements to the herring run and, more recent, efforts to clean contaminated groundwater from Joint Base Cape Cod (aka Otis Base). Easy pace, level trails and dirt road. 2+ miles; 90 minutes.
Directions: Park & meet at the Toner Parcel (between 154 and 178 Hatchville Road). There is a large unpaved parking area off Hatchville Road, just east of the intersection with Turner Road, opposite the entrance to the Matt Souza Conservation Area.