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White’s Lane Conservation Area

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Acres: 12
Total Trail Length: Less than a mile
Parking: 33 White’s Lane, Orleans (off Monument Rd. & Henson Rd.)
Conservation History and Importance:
The White’s Lane Conservation area is made up of four separate gifts of land, stretching from 1982-1996. The largest single gift was donated in 1989 by George and Louise White. This gift contained more than 8 acres of land and 1,000 feet of frontage on The River.  In 2009 OCT received a $100,000 State grant to restore the property to a field habitat, while also creating nesting gardens for the Threatened Diamond-backed Terrapins. The restoration project was a success and in 2014 nearly 60 Terrapin hatchlings were documented being born on the site. Volunteers have also recorded numerous hawk species, box turtles, and song birds.

Trailhead Parking: 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.

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