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 was purchased in 2006 by the Town of Orleans, made possible by a generous gift from the Peck sisters. The preserved land overlooks the entrance to Arey’s 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.