Dec. 9, 2017: Hawksnest Woodland Walk

On Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., join veteran walk leader Irwin Schorr to learn about the natural history of Hawksnest State Park including its geology, ponds, and some of the wild inhabitants including turkeys. This walk is free, but please register in advance by emailing You will receive directions with your registration […] Read more »

Pleasant Bay Woodlands: Unearthing the Story Beneath Our Feet

By Scott Ridley As we come to understand the history of a place, driving along a road, or walking a trail becomes a very different experience. We get to see another dimension in a landscape or neighborhood. Sometimes if we are lucky, we find that buried beneath our feet is a fascinating story about someone […] Read more »

Brown Family Donates 7.2 acres on Hinckleys Pond

Story by Lee Roscoe & Michael Lach “It’s a magic place,” says Sophie Eldredge about Sophie’s Corner. “When we were little we had a garden down there. It’s a special feeling there. It’s beautiful; it’s quiet. It’s a corner nook in the middle of the woods. You can’t see any houses around. It’s peaceful.” When […] Read more »

VIDEO: D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Lands

In 2003, the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and the Trust for Public Land helped the Town preserve 42 acres of this 77-acre assemblage. This landscape was saved thanks to more than 1,100 HCT donors; challenge grants from Wequassett Resort and others; town and federal funds. HCT holds a permanent conservation restriction on the town’s 42 […] Read more »

VIDEO: Coy’s Brook Woodlands

Enjoy this journey in the Coy’s Brook Woodlands where you can wander walking trails through pine-oak woodland and along red maple wetland while taking in scenic vistas of the Herring River marsh.   Read more »

VIDEO: Save the Date of Sept. 9th for the Wildlands Music & Art Stroll

  Make sure to make time for the upcoming 5th Annual “Wildlands Music & Art Stroll” on Saturday, Sept. 9th (1:00 to 4:00 p.m.) where you can leisurely walk trails and experience live music while artists paint the landscape around you. Just park in the back of Monomoy Regional High School at 75 Oak Street […] Read more »

NEW VIDEO: Help Save 15 Acres on Cornelius Pond

  Enjoy (& share!) the video above about an incredible opportunity to preserve approximately 15 acres that can help protect the historical feel, scenic splendor, water quality, and wildlife habitat diversity along more than 1,000 feet of shoreline on Cornelius Pond (also known as Eldridge Pond). Cornelius Pond is called a “coastal plain pond,” and […] Read more »

Enjoy a Bird’s Eye View of Bell’s Neck & Herring River

HCT thanks William J. Collins of Punkhorn Productions for sharing this inspiring footage of sparkling water surrounded by the marsh and forest of Bell’s Neck. Back in 1966, the visionary voters at Town Meeting purchased and preserved this masterpiece of woodland and wetland nestled alongside the Herring River as well as the West & East Reservoirs. […] Read more »

Free, Guided Eco-Restoration Walks

Ecological Restoration of Retired Cranberry Bogs in the Commonwealth The Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) has embarked on the Cold Brook Eco-Restoration Project, which will transform a retired cranberry bog site at the Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve in Harwich Port into a high-quality, self-sustaining wetland and stream system.  The project is one of several being conducted […] Read more »

Native Nightlife Walk under the Full Moon

Guided Walk in the Cape Cod National Seashore Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation (Eastham’s local land trust), join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Native American Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks on a walk exploring the cultural and natural nightlife of Cape Cod. Learn about the lifeways of the First People (Native Americans) […] Read more »