Walk Schedule

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Saturday, October 11th, 10:00 a.m.
Botany in the Island Pond Conservation Lands

Join botanist Rich Eldred for a walk through the Island Pond Conservation Lands to learn about different plants as you wander trails through woodland and wetland.
Directions:
Park behind Harwich Town Hall, 732 Main St.
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
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 1st, 10:00 a.m.
Walk the Texeira Conservation Lands
Join botanist Rich Eldred for a walk through the Town’s Texeira Conservation Lands, including meadow, woodland & nearby wetland. Through the prism of plant identification, learn the different plant species at this interesting site.
Directions:

From Rt. 124, take Queen Anne Road approx. 0.3 mile east to the parking area on your right (just past Oak Street). From the Rt. 39 rotary, take Queen Anne Road approx. 2 miles west to the parking area on your left.
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.