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

A trail between trees, with blue sky

Mill Pond Valley Walk

July 17, 2024
2pm-3:30pm
A group of people listens to a speaker in a community garden field

Putnam Farm Walk

August 6, 2024
9:30am-11am
A group of people walks on a sandy trail under a cloudy sky

Hike to Pochet Island

September 15, 2024
9am-1pm


Woods Cove Walk

October 10, 2024
1:30pm-3pm


Three Ponds Walk

November 13, 2024
10am-noon

Past Walks

Event Title Date Event Type
Ice House/Reuben’s Pond Walk June 13, 2024 Guided Walk
John Kenrick Woods Walk May 23, 2024 Guided Walk
Rescheduled: Orleans Watershed Walk April 26, 2024 Guided Walk
Learn & Burn: Twinings Pond Walk (At Home with Nature Event) March 13, 2024 Guided Walk
Kent’s Point Walk February 20, 2024 Guided Walk
Woods Cove Walk February 1, 2024 Guided Walk
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