There’s no better way to discover and learn about conservation lands in Orleans than by joining one of OCT’s guided walks. All are free and open to the public.

Every month of the year, Trust staff—often joined by a local expert—lead a guided walk on OCT and Town-owned conservation properties. Routes vary in length and terrain, so there’s something for everyone. Along the way, leaders share information about historical land use, botany and ecological communities, land management efforts, and much more. And you never know when we might have a birding op or other wildlife sighting!

Below you’ll find our schedule of upcoming walks—mark your calendars!—and brief reports about recent outings. Dress for the season and conditions; sometimes the announcement includes tips on appropriate gear. We request that folks not bring their four-legged pals on group walks.

But don’t limit your use of our trails to these guided walks! A quiet walk in the woods or along a shoreline is sure to leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. And you’ll have an even better chance of spotting wildlife outside a group.

“I recently attended the Hosea’s Swamp walk. Thank you for all the winter beauty and learning. So grateful for your sharing these valuable natural environments and their importance. Your work ensures these experiences for future generations.”

— OCT member Maria Kent

Upcoming Walks

Ice House/Reuben’s Pond Walk

December 2, 2023
10am - 11:30am

Woods Cove Walk

January 25, 2024
1:30pm - 3pm

Kent’s Point Walk

February 20, 2024
2pm - 3:30pm

Twinings Pond Walk

March 13, 2024
9am - 10:30am

Orleans Watershed Walk

April 12, 2024
2pm - 3:30pm
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Past Walks

Event Title Date Event Type
Peck Property Walk November 13, 2023 Guided Walk
Baker’s Pond Walk October 12, 2023 Guided Walk
Hike to Pochet Island September 17, 2023 Guided Walk
Portanimicut Greenbelt Walk August 11, 2023 Guided Walk
Putnam Farm Walk July 12, 2023 Guided Walk
Mill Pond Valley Walk June 6, 2023 Guided Walk
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