Join us for Walk ‘n Wag!

Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and The Sampson Fund are pleased to bring you Walk ‘n Wag, a fun new outdoor event to celebrate our canine companions and nature! On Saturday, May 14th (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) walk your dog at HCT’s newest trail destination and enjoy music, food, and friends!

Parking for Walk ‘n Wag on May 14th: 
Please park at the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.
Address: #351 Pleasant Lake Ave. (Route 124), Harwich
Please click here to be directed to Google Maps for navigation.
Then walk down to HCT’s Hinckleys Pond-Herring River Headwaters Preserve.
Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Cost: FREE!
Donations are welcome.

About The Sampson Fund:
The mission of the nonprofit The Sampson Fund is to provide financial assistance for veterinary care of critically ill or injured dogs and cats on Cape Cod and the islands when owners cannot afford treatment. To learn more about The Sampson Fund, please click here.

Thank You to Walk ‘n Wag Sponsors:
Agway of Cape Cod (lead sponsor)
Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists (lead sponsor)
Beach Beauty Essentials, Best Life Mobile Vet, Brewster Veterinary Hospital, Cape Cod Chronicle, Chatham Dog Club, Derbyfield Kennel, Nauset Disposal, Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod, VCA Pleasant Bay Animal Hospital, West Barnstable Press, WKZ Pet Portraits, and anonymous dog-loving donors

Dog walking etiquette:
Please remember the following dog etiquette rules while at the event:
+Please keep your dog leashed at all times.
+Please pick up after your dog (you are welcome to use the provided pet waste bags and bins).
+Ask before letting your dog greet a new person or a new dog.

About the Hinckleys Pond — Herring River Headwaters Preserve:
Thanks to generous community support in 2021, HCT reached the $800,000 land-saving goal for purchasing the 31-acre Hinckleys Pond – Herring River Headwaters property from the Jenkins family. Scenic views are now forever protected for folks driving along Pleasant Lake Avenue and Headwaters Drive as well as traveling the bike path.  

Stay tuned for future updates about ecological restoration planning. We’re working on scientific studies and mapping which will help determine how to re-wild the retired bog into thriving wetlands and enhance the visitor experience.

Meanwhile, we look forward to Walk ‘n Wag on Saturday, May 14th as a new and different way to enjoy the great outdoors and our shared land-saving success made possible by your support!