Hinckleys Pond – Herring River Headwaters Preserve
Total Trail Length: 0.9 mile
In 2021, Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) supporters contributed generously to reach the $800,000 land-saving goal for purchasing the 31-acre Hinckleys Pond – Herring River Headwaters property to protect the pond, river, and walking trails. Scenic views are now forever protected for folks driving along Pleasant Lake Avenue and Headwaters Drive as well as traveling the bike path. The Town of Harwich Highway Department established a parking area on Headwaters Drive about a quarter mile on the right after turning onto Headwaters Drive from Pleasant Lake Ave. (Rt. 124). HCT volunteers and staff built a timber framed trailhead kiosk that includes a trail map to the new Preserve. Enjoy this new walking trail destination that you made possible with your HCT support! 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.