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 3, 2022
10 am - 11:30 am


Baker’s Pond Walk

January 11, 2023
9:30 - 11 am


John Kenrick Woods Walk

February 7, 2023
11 am - 12:30 pm


Three Ponds Walk

March 10, 2023
1 pm - 3 pm


Kent’s Point Walk

April 10, 2023
2 pm - 3:30 pm


Beach Walk to Namskaket Creek

May 18, 2023
9:30 - 11 am

Past Walks

Event Title Date Event Type
Portanimicut Greenbelt Walk November 7, 2022 Guided Walk
Twinings Pond Conservation Area Walk October 20, 2022 Guided Walk
Hike to Pochet Island September 18, 2022 Guided Walk
Putnam Farm Conservation Area Walk August 24, 2022 Guided Walk
Mill Pond Valley Conservation Area Walk July 13, 2022 Guided Walk
Kent’s Point Conservation Area Walk June 22, 2022 Guided Walk
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