A Good Place to Walk
You don't have to go very far to find a "good Walk" in Falmouth. Just step outside as Falmouth is both a walkers and birdwatchers paradise. Drive around and you will see people enjoying their daily walk or jog in any neighborhood in our many villages.
Nature Walks, Hiking, & Wildlife
There are many recreation areas and nature trails in Falmouth. The most popular include: the Bike Path from Falmouth Village to Woods Hole along the shore, The Knob in Quisset, Washburn Island in Waquoit, Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary and Moraine/Mock Hiking Trails in W. Falmouth, Spohr's Garden in Woods Hole, Grews Pond in Goodwill Park, Crane Wildlife Reserve in Hatchville, Bourne Farm in West Falmouth, Beebe Woods in Sippewissett, the Ashumet Holly Reservation in Hatchville, Sea Farms in East Falmouth, and a wonderful experience is the
Woods Hole Aquarium which exhibit many of the creatures found in our local waters and an opportunity to meet some of the scientists and various fish and crustaceans behind the scenes. Their number is (508) 495-2001.
Not to be missed are the animals and paths on both the Coonamessett Farm in Hatchville and the Peterson Farm off McCallum Drive off Woods Hole Road. The Moraine Trail begins in Goodwill Park off Rt. 28 in Falmouth by Grews Pond. It begins with a walk around Lond Pond and is a wonderful place to walk with its' ten miles of trails owned or maintained by the Town of Falmouth. For information about the Moraine Trail, Sea Farms and other hikes in Falmouth, contact The 300 Committee at (508) 540-0876. To learn about Cape Cod Pathways of which the Moraine Trail is a part, contact the Cape Cod Commission at (508) 362-3828.
Be sure to keep your eyes open for that unexpected bird or animal to appear suddenly be it coyote, fox, or any of the innumerable winter bird visitors from the north such as eider ducks, loons, oldsquaws, or other diving ducks like buffleheads and mergansers.
For more information, here are a couple good web sites to visit:
theSalt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc. a wonderful conservation organization in Falmouth who own and preserve much property including Bourne Farm and The Knob, the
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History provides all kinds of information, camps, exhibitions, and programs on the natural history of the Cape, and the
Cape Cod Trails Conference is an informal network of serious hikers offering all kinds and sizes of hikes throughout Cape Cod. Their web site offers a lot of info and useful links for the interested hiker.
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