Category Archives: Properties

Marks Cove Conservation Area

Marks Cove Conservation Area is a 118-acre conservation area, made up of parcels which are owned by the Wareham Land Trust, Buzzards Bay Coalition, Wildlands Trust, Mass Audubon, and the Town of Wareham. Acquired over the last 20 years, this quilt of protected land offers 2.5 miles of walking trails with various loops of easy… Continue Reading

Fearing Hill Swamp

Fearing Hill Swamp

Fearing Hill Swamp offers canoe and kayak access to the Weweantic River. Directions: Follow Main Street to Fearing Hill Road (a few yards from the intersection of Main Street and Tobey Road–just past the railway underpass). Proceed on Fearing Hill Road 0.25 mile to a small bridge that spans the Weweantic River. Park off the… Continue Reading

Great Neck Conservation Area

Great Neck Conservation Area

A maze of trails wanders through the Great Neck Conservation Area. This area is comprised of several conservation areas owned by different organizations. Some of these trails traverse private property; these trails are available through the generosity of private landowners who value land conservation and choose to share their land with you. Be respectful of… Continue Reading

Douglas S. Westgate & Fearing Hill Conservation Areas

Douglas S. Westgate & Fearing Hill Conservation Areas

These town-owned adjacent conservation areas protect 114 acres of uplands, bogs, and wetlands bordering the Weweantic River. The trail system wanders along the river, through the woods, and around several abandoned cranberry bogs. Directions: Follow Main Street to Papermill Road, which is less than a mile from the three-way stop at the corner of Main… Continue Reading

Whitlock’s Landing

Whitlock’s Landing

Whitlock’s Landing is a small, pretty, waterfront preserve that provides a scenic place to fish with direct access for non-motorized boats into the Agawam Mill Pond. This 0.5 acre preserve has off-street parking for several vehicles. Directions: From the intersection of Cranberry Highway/ Rt. 28 and Glen Charlie Road, proceed North on Glen Charlie Road… Continue Reading

Tweedy and Barnes

Tweedy and Barnes

Explore the uplands, bogs, and wetlands on this 25 acre preserve and perhaps catch a glimpse of a fox or deer. Several trails offer views of the Sippican River. This land was once owned by the Tweedy and Barnes Cranberry Company. Careful exploration will reveal remnants of their operation. Directions: Follow Main Street, turn onto… Continue Reading

North Water Street Beach

North Water Street Beach

This sandy beach is located near Onset Center. The beachfront stretches from the iconic Stone Bridge to Cove Street. High tide often obscures the beach, but there are grassy areas to sit and enjoy the view. The sunsets here, as witnessed in this photograph, are often spectacular. Directions: Follow Onset Ave. to North Water Street.… Continue Reading

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

This Mass Audubon preserve connects several land conservation areas and private land protected by conservation restrictions to create over 300 acres of contiguous open space. A network of paths meanders through the woods, along the marsh, and up to a lovely scenic vista that overlooks an active osprey nest. Some of these trails traverse private… Continue Reading

Agawam River Trail

Agawam River Trail

This is a great place for bird watching and observing waterfowl while enjoying a scenic walk on a woodland path along the Agawam River. In addition to walking trails, this 8.5-acre riverfront preserve offers a canoe / kayak launch site. Directions: Follow Cranberry Highway/RT 28 to Depot Street. Follow Depot Street to Knowles Ave. which… Continue Reading

Agawam River Pine Barrens

Agawam River Pine Barrens

The term “pine barrens” refers to an ecological region characterized by dry, sandy soil that supports a plant community dominated by pitch pine and scrub oak. Two of Earth’s largest remaining Pine Barrens are found in southeastern Massachusetts. This 68-acre preserve along the Agawam River is part of one of these areas. It is an… Continue Reading

Bryant Farm & Minot Forest

Bryant Farm & Minot Forest

Minot Forest, owned by the Town of Wareham, offers several miles of scenic woodland paths. To explore the sights at Bryant Farm, access the trailhead from the Minot Forest Elementary School parking lot and proceed up the trail and to the right. Follow the trail across Minot Ave. to the Bryant Farm Conservation Area. Access… Continue Reading

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