*Please note that our walks will be cancelled in adverse weather, including heavy snow and thunderstorms. We do our best to announce cancellations well ahead of time via email and our facebook page.
Kent’s Point Conservation Area
Date: Thursday, July 19
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am
Location: Meet at Town parking lot at the end of Frost Fish Lane, Orleans
Details: The Kent’s Point Conservation Area contains more than a mile of undeveloped shoreline, and fronts on Lonnie’s Pond, Little Pleasant Bay and Frost Fish Creek. The Town acquired this land in 1988 after years of planning to preserve the property. The main trail (about 1 mile total) to the former Kent house site goes up the center of the property leading to a handicapped-accessible boardwalk overlooking The River and the northern portion of Pleasant Bay. More than 30 great blue herons have been seen to the north of Kent’s Point in Frost Fish Cove on a cold winter day.
Directions: From Orleans center, head east on Main Street and turn right on Monument Road. Turn left after about half a mile onto Frost Fish Lane. Follow signs to Kent’s Point.
Little Sipson’s Island Kayak Trip
Date: Monday, August 27
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 am
Location: Meet at Town Landing on Route 28 in South Orleans
Details: Paddle about 3 miles (round trip) to Little Sipson’s Island Conservation Area. This glacial deposit of land was OCT’s first purchase, in 1992. The island offers excellent view of Pleasant Bay and nearby islands. Bring water and snacks if you’d like! This trip is in coordination with Mass Audubon and has a limited number of participants, you must register if you intend to join. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to do so and include the number of registrants and also the number of kayaks needed by your party. Please bring your own kayaks if possible. Participation will be based on a first come first serve basis.
Directions: From the intersection of Maine Street and Rt 28, head south on Rt 28 for 3.7 miles. Follow until you see the town landing, down a hill on your left, just before you cross into Brewster.
Grassy Knoll Conservation Area
Date: Saturday, September 8
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Location: Meet at 61 Champlain Rd, Orleans (OCT sign at property, park along rock wall)
Details: The Grassy Knoll Conservation Area consists of over 3 acres of pine-oak woodlands with views over Nauset Harbor. This land was generously gifted to OCT by the Eskin and Meany families in 2008. The walk will the continue into the salt march of Nauset Harbor, and we will circle back to Champlain Rd via a small parcel gifted to OCT by the Grunenbaums to OCT in 1991. The entire walk will be about 1 mile.
Directions: From the intersection of Rt. 28 and Main Street in Orleans, drive east on Main Street (.4 mi) towards Nauset Beach. Turn left on Tonset Rd. at the lights and follow to Hopkins Lane where you will take a slight right (.5). Continue to Brick Hill Rd and bear left (1mi), take a slight right on Champlain Road and follow to number 61, which is a small meadow with an OCT sign along the rock wall on your right.