Three Ponds Conservation Area

Acres: 125+ Total Trail Length: 2 miles Parking: 135 Quanset Road & 174 Quanset Road, South Orleans Conservation History and Importance: For more than thirty years, one of the primary land protection focus areas for OCT has been the southeastern corner of Town between Twinings Pond and Pleasant Bay. OCT’s […] Read more »

Kent’s Point Conservation Area

Acres: 27.7 Total Trail Length: 1.5 miles Parking: Town Parking lot at the end of Frost Fish Lane, Orleans Conservation History and Importance: The Town acquired the Kent’s Point Conservation Area in 1988 after years of planning to preserve the property. The property was subject to a life-estate retained by the seller, […] Read more »

Putnam Farm Conservation Area

Acres: 14 Total Trail Length: less than a mile Parking: 50 Bridge Road, Orleans Conservation History and Importance: This parcel was purchased by the Town in 2011. In 2012 the Town, OCT, AmeriCorps Cape Cod and community volunteers worked to rehabilitation and restoration the ecological integrity of the site, which was […] Read more »

Woods Cove Conservation Area

Acres: 12 Total Trail Length: Less than a mile Parking: 366 Tonset Road, Orleans Conservation History and Importance: In 1988, the Orleans Conservation Trust acquired the Woods Cove Conservation Area. The Woods Cove parcel consists of 11.6 acres of upland forest, wetland, and salt-marsh ecosystems. The property is extremely important […] Read more »

Mill Pond Conservation Area

Acres: 13 Total Trail Length: 1 mile Parking: 13 Champlain Road, Orleans Conservation History and Importance: Orin Tovrov, one of the original founders and first President of the Orleans Conservation Trust, placed a Conservation Restriction over the land in 1975, one of the first of its kind for OCT. After […] Read more »

Ice House & Reuben’s Pond Conservation Area

Acres: 25+ Total Trail Length: 1.5 miles Parking: 245 Tonset Road & 64 Captain Curtis Road, Orleans Conservation History and Importance: In 1992 Charles F. Moore Sr. began buying land between Tonset Road and Hopkins Lane, eventually owning 27 acres with significant frontage on Ice House Pond. In 1973, just […] Read more »

White’s Lane Conservation Area

Acres: 12 Total Trail Length: Less than a mile Parking: 33 White’s Lane, Orleans (off Monument Rd. & Henson Rd.) Conservation History and Importance: The White’s Lane Conservation area is made up of four separate gifts of land, stretching from 1982-1996. The largest single gift was donated in 1989 by […] Read more »

Peck Conservation Area

Acres: 10 Total Trail Length: less than a mile Parking: 20 Peck’s Way (off Arey’s Lane), Orleans Conservation History and Importance: The Marion Hadley and Samuel Watson Peck Conservation Area consisted of two large residential lots purchased in 2006 by the Town of Orleans to preserve all of the high […] Read more »

Paw Wah Point Conservation Area

Acres: 12 Total Trail Length: less than a mile Parking: 163 Namequoit Road, South Orleans Conservation History and Importance: The Town of Orleans bought the property, referred to as the Paw Wah Pond Conservation Area in 1987 to prevent a 7-lot subdivision being developed as an investment by the Environmental […] Read more »

Christian Property Conservation Area

Acres: 16 Total Trail Length: less than a mile Parking: 80 Portanimicut Road, South Orleans Conservation History and Importance: The Town of Orleans acquired the 7.85 acre Christian Conservation Area in 1999 for environmental preservation. In 2000, the Town acquired, by tax-taking, the abutting 8.9 acre white cedar swamp to […] Read more »