Buzzards Bay Region Offers Several Farms to Walk

FALMOUTH – The Buzzards Bay region is known for its striking coastline, but not many know that it is also rich with farmland.

There are several farms, both working and retired, that provide fresh air and rich agricultural history.

Numerous working farms in the area share space with conservation land, giving visitors the opportunity to see local farms in action during the course of walking adventures.

Retired farms can be special places to walk. The open field habitat can be the home to unusual plant species which take advantage of constant sunlight. Birds also flock to these open spaces to feed on insects and larger predators like hawks and foxes hunt mice and other small prey.

There are three local farms that provide great places to go for a stroll.

Visitors to the retired Davis-Douglas Farm in Plymouth can wander the property’s fields and relax in the shade of sprawling old trees, or use it as a launching pad to explore 230 acres of conservation land across the street.

Bourne and Cardoza Farms in Falmouth are closely linked properties that make for a perfect day of exploration. Retired Cardoza farm offers paths through woods and open-field habitat scattered with old farm buildings. Bourne Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features an active pumpkin farm, along with 14 acres of hilly woods with trails.

The Cape’s oldest farm, Peterson Farm features an extensive network of nearly 7 miles of trails, including old farm roads, an original barn building recently restored to working order, and sheep.

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