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 hill overlooking the entrance to Areys Pond, an active small-craft boatyard and mooring area. The 8.2-acre property fringing the hill falls within a state- designated Area of Critical Environmental Concern and has been known to attract otters. The last Indian meetinghouse in Orleans was cited on the slopes of this hill.
Directions: From the intersection of Rt. 28 and Main Street Orleans head south on Rt. 28 towards Chatham (1.4 miles). Take a left onto Arey’s Lane (0.5) miles and take a right onto Blue Heron Way. Follow to Town parking area and trail head.