Walk Schedule

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Please note that walks are canceled if it rains.

Saturday, June 6th, 9:00 a.m.
More Walk, Less Talk at Bell’s Neck

Join Pat Sarantis to enjoy a pleasant, moderately paced walk through the Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands. View East and West Reservoirs, Herring River and cranberry bogs.

Duration: ~1-1/2 hours; Pace: moderate; Terrain: some flat, some slopes

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.

Directions: From Harwich Center, go west on Great Western Road and turn left onto Bell’s Neck Rd (dirt). Drive 0.25 miles and park along the shoulder near the trailhead kiosk.

 

Rich-Eldred_rosepogonia_optSaturday, June 13th, 10:00 a.m.
Botany Walk at Bank St. Bogs Nature Preserve

Join environmental reporter Rich Eldred for a walk through HCT’s Bank St. Bogs Nature Preserve. Through the prism of botany learn the different plant species at this interesting site.

Duration: ~1 hour; Pace: easy; Terrain: flat

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.

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.

 

Thursday, June 25th, 10:00 a.m.
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants at Bank Street Bogs Nature Preserve

Join herbalist Donna Wood Eaton of Cedar Spring Herb Farm for a walk at Bank Street Bogs Nature Preserve to learn about wild edible and medicinal plants.

Duration: ~1 hour; Pace: easy; Terrain: flat

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.

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.


Friday, June 26th, 10:00 a.m.
Birds & Butterflies of Thompson’s Field

Join Town of Harwich Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski on a walk to learn Web_Chickadee leaving Box_by_Janet_DiMattia_jpgabout the natural history, birds and butterflies of Thompson’s Field.

Duration: ~1 hour; Pace: easy; Terrain: flat, slopes

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.

Directions: From Rt. 39, take Chatham Road southeast 0.75 mile to a parking area on the left (opposite Walton Road).


Saturday, July 11th, 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Birding at Bell’s Neck

Join a walk leader from the Cape Cod Bird Club to explore some hidden, mixed woodland and some old cranberry bogs for flycatchers, warblers and sparrows. We will also look for wading birds and shorebirds. Please be prepared for swampy and buggy conditions.

Duration: ~2 hours; Pace: easy; Terrain: some flat, some slopes

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.

Directions: From Harwich Center, go west on Great Western Road and turn left onto Bell’s Neck Rd (dirt). Drive 0.25 miles and park along the shoulder near the trailhead kiosk. 


Sunday, July 12th, 2:00 p.m.
Botany Walk at Coy’s Brook Woodlands

Join environmental reporter Rich Eldred on a botany walk through woodlands and along wetlands at the Coy’s Brook Woodlands offering wide open marsh views.

Duration: ~1 hour; Pace: easy; Terrain: slopes, small hills

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.

Directions: From Harwich Center, go west on Great Western Rd. Turn left on Lothrop Ave. Parking lot is on right past water tower.


donation-dedication-15Wednesday, July 22nd, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Birding at Bank St. Bogs Nature Preserve

Join a walk leader from the Cape Cod Bird Club for a morning stroll in search of bluebirds and other passerines. We may even come across wading birds, chimney swifts, flycatchers and warblers.

Duration: ~2 hours; Pace: easy; Terrain: flat

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.

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.


Thursday, July 30th, 10:00 a.m.
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants at Monomoy River Conservation Lands

Join herbalist Donna Wood Eaton of Cedar Spring Herb Farm for a walk at the D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Lands to learn about wild edible and medicinal plants.

Duration: ~1 hour; Pace: easy; Terrain: some slopes, small hills

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.

Directions: From Rt. 39 in E. Harwich, take Bay Rd. 1 mile east. Lot is on right, across from Blue Heron Landing.


Thursday, August 13th, 10:00 a.m.
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants at Coy’s Brook Woodlands

Join herbalist Donna Eaton of Cedar Spring Herb Farm for a walk at Coy’s Brook Woodlands to learn about wild edible and medicinal plants.

Duration: ~1 hour; Pace: easy; Terrain: some slopes, small hills

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.

Directions: From Harwich Center, go west on Great Western Rd. Turn left on Lothrop Ave. Parking lot is on right past water tower.


Bee on Butterflyweed Janet DiMattia_optSaturday, August 15th, 10:00 a.m.
Botany Walk at Thompson’s Field

Visit the grasslands of Harwich with botanist Rich Eldred as he searches for wildflowers.

Duration: ~1 hour; Pace: easy; Terrain: flat, some slopes

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.

Directions for North (Rt. 39) Trailhead: From the intersection of Routes 124 & 39, drive 0.9 miles east (toward Orleans). Parking is on the south (right) side of Rt. 39.


Thursday, September 10th, 10:00 a.m.
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants at Texeira Conservation LandsWeb_thompsons_field_Bill_Pomeroy_4

Join herbalist Donna Wood Eaton of Cedar Spring Herb Farm for a walk at the Town’s Texeira Conservation Lands, including meadow, woodland & nearby wetland, to learn about wild edible and medicinal plants.

Duration: ~1 hour; Pace: easy; Terrain: mostly flat

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.

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.