*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.
White’s Lane Conservation Area
Date: Friday, June 1
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 am (note new start time)
Location: Meet at 33 White’s Lane
Details: The White’s Lane Conservation area is made up of four separate gifts of land, stretching from 1982-1996. In 2009 OCT received a State grant to restore the property to a field habitat, while also creating nesting gardens for the Threatened Diamond-backed Terrapins. In addition to terrapins, volunteers have also recorded numerous hawk species, box turtles, and song birds. In March, 2018, OCT purchased an additional 1.71 acres, adding to this remarkable conservation area! This is a short walk through open meadow along The River, led by Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Director Bob Prescott.
Directions: From the intersection of Rt. 28 and Main Street in Orleans head east towards Nauset Beach for .4 miles. Take the 3rd right onto Monument Road and follow for .4 miles. Take a left onto Henson Way (dirt road) and follow until the end. Parking will be straight ahead.
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.