Walk Schedule

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Wednesday, August 13th, 10:00 a.m.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAME
Natural History of the Bank St. Bogs Nature Preserve
Join HCT’s Land Stewardship Coordinator Matt Cannon to learn about the natural history and habitats of HCT’s largest preserve in Harwich Port.
Directions:
From Rt. 39, take Bank St. 0.5 miles south to the Harwich Harbormaster’s Workshop on the left at #203 Bank Street.
From Rt. 28, take Bank St. 0.7 miles north to the Harwich Harbormaster’s Workshop on the right.
Registration:
This walk is free, but please register in advance by emailing hctwalks@gmail.com or calling HCT at 508-432-3997 and pressing 4.

Friday, September 19th, 10:00 a.m.
Natural History of the Monomoy River Conservation Lands
Join Town of Harwich Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski on a walk to learn about the natural history, habitats & plants of this woodland landscape perched atop Monomoy River (aka Muddy Creek) that flows into Pleasant Bay.
Directions:
From Rt. 39 in E. Harwich, take Bay Rd. 1 mile east. Lot is on right, across from Blue Heron Lndg.
Registration:
This walk is free, but please register in advance by emailing hctwalks@gmail.com or calling HCT at 508-432-3997 and pressing 4.

Sunday, October 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Old Colony Railroad and the Birth of Harwich Commercial Cranberry Bogs

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join naturalist Todd Kelley for a walk along the Cape Cod Rail Trail (bike path) from Pleasant Lake to Cahoon Canal and learn about the birth of commercial cranberry bogs in America. Along the way, learn how the Old Colony Railroad played an important role in the development of this local industry. Meet at the bike trail parking lot off Headwaters Drive in Harwich. This is an easy level 3.5 mile walk. For driving directions: visit: www.HarwichConsevationTrust.org.
Directions:
Take Rt. 124 and turn onto Headwaters Drive (not far from the on-ramp of Exit 10 to Rt. 6). The bike trail parking area will be on your left after about one-half mile.
Registration: This walk is free, but please register in advance by emailing hctwalks@gmail.com or calling HCT at 508-432-3997 and pressing 4.

Friday, October 17th, 10:00 a.m.
Fall Foliage & Natural History of Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands
Join Town of Harwich Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski on a walk to learn about the fall foliage, natural history, habitats, plants as well as past and future management of the land.
Directions:
From Rt. 28 in Dennisport, take Depot St. north for 1.1 miles. Turn right on to a dirt road for 0.2 mile to trailhead. Or from Great Western Road, take Depot Street south 0.6 mile. Turn left on to a dirt road for 0.2 mile to trailhead.
Registration:
This walk is free, but please register in advance by emailing hctwalks@gmail.com or calling HCT at 508-432-3997 and pressing 4.

Saturday, November 8th, 10:00 a.m.
Turkey Talk Walk
Join walk leader Irwin Schorr for a 1-1/2 to 2 hour seasonal ramble through Hawksnest State Park.  Commentary will touch on natural history and some pre-Thanksgiving turkey talk at the site of the old Walker Turkey Farm.
Directions:
From Route 6, Exit 11, go west on Spruce Rd.  Park on the shoulder of Spruce Rd. near the intersection with Hawksnest Rd. (not marked).
Registration:
This walk is free, but please register in advance by emailing hctwalks@gmail.com or calling HCT at 508-432-3997 and pressing 4.