A. Janet DeFulvio Wildlife Sanctuary Boardwalk
Total Trail Length: 137 ft. wheelchair accessible boardwalk
Conservation History and Importance: In 1994, the DeFulvio family donated this mix of tupelo, pine and salt marsh to the Harwich Conservation Trust in order to preserve wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, and a serene sense of place. To enjoy the serenity, AmeriCorps volunteers helped to construct a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk and resting bench that offer views of the Herring River salt marsh as well as of an osprey nesting platform. From late March through September, watch for ospreys or “fish hawks” soaring overhead. In late summer to early fall, the tupelos or “beetlebung trees” turn crimson.
Trailhead Parking: The dirt road entrance to this boardwalk destination is the same as the entrance to #206 Rt. 28 in West Harwich for G. Rockwood Clark’s Gardens by the Sea landscaping company. Enter by the HCT sign that you see on Rt. 28, then bear left. Follow the arrows to the small parking area.