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Three Ponds Conservation Area

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Acres: 125+
Total Trail Length: 2 miles
Parking: 135 Quanset Road & 174 Quanset Road, South Orleans
Conservation History and Importance:
For more than thirty years, one of the primary land protection focus areas for OCT has been the southeastern corner of Town between Twinings Pond and Pleasant Bay. OCT’s involvement in this part of town began in 1974 with the donation of almost sixty acres of land for conservation purposes, still the single largest gift of land to OCT. OCT has maintained an active and productive relationship with the area’s landowners and their families, which has resulted in more land being preserved in the vicinity.

Trailhead Parking:
Twinings Entrance: From the intersection of Rt. 28 and Main Street in Orleans, follow MA Route 28 towards Chatham for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Quanset Road and veer right at the Y to stay on the road. Follow Quanset Road to trail head on right (.9mi). The trail head will be directly after Forest Way. There are four to five designated parking spaces available and two access points.

Meadow Bog Entrance: From the intersection of Rt. 28 and Main Street in Orleans, follow MA-Route 28 toward Chatham for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Quanset Rd and veer right at the Y to stay on the road. Follow Quanset road to trail head on left (1.2mi). There is a 1-2 car designated parking area on the corner or park at the Town Landing 200 yards farther down the road on the right.

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