Twinings Pond Conservation Area

Acres: 31
Total Trail Length: 1 mile
Parking: 135 Quanset Road, South Orleans

Conservation History and Importance:
In 1993 and 1994, Peter and Ruth Fleck generously gifted two parcels of land totaling 23 acres north and east of Twinings Pond in South Orleans. When Peter and Ruth passed away, the three Fleck daughters inherited the remaining family land (6 acres) south of Twinings Pond. Knowing they never wanted to see this land developed, between 2009 and 2013 the sisters worked with OCT and the Town to sell or place Conservation Restrictions on the last remaining, highly developable lots on Twinings Pond for well below fair market value. Twinings Pond has excellent water quality, and otters have occasionally been spotted swimming along its banks.  When walking the 1-mile trail visitors will traverse rolling hills containing a few steep sections.

Trailhead Parking:
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 the 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.