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



Kent’s Point Conservation Area Walk

June 22, 2022
9:30 - 11:00 am


Mill Pond Valley Conservation Area Walk

July 13, 2022
9:30 - 11:00 am


Putnam Farm Conservation Area Walk

August 17, 2022
9:30 - 11:00 am


Hike to Pochet Island

September 18, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Twinings Pond Conservation Area Walk

October 20, 2022
1:30 - 3:00 pm


Portanimicut Greenbelt Walk

November 7, 2022
9:30 - 11:00 am

Past Walks

Event Title Date Event Type
Walk: Three Ponds (Meadow Bog, Sarah’s Pond, Twinings Pond) May 13, 2022 Guided Walk
Walk: Christian Conservation Area April 8, 2022 Guided Walk
Walk: Baker’s Pond Conservation Area March 24, 2022 Guided Walk
Walk: Orleans Watershed February 15, 2022 Guided Walk
Walk: John Kenrick Woods January 10, 2022 Guided Walk
Walk: Ice House/Reuben’s Pond Conservation Area December 4, 2021 Guided Walk
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