Sandwich Conservation Trust to Kick Off Fall Guided Walk Series

COURTESY OF THE SANDWICH CONSERVATION TRUST

COURTESY OF THE SANDWICH CONSERVATION TRUST

SANDWICH – Residents and visitors looking to explore the landscape in Sandwich will have the opportunity with a series of guided walks this fall with the Sandwich Conservation Trust.

The fall series kicks off on Sunday with a visit to the town-owned Murkwood Conservation Area at 2 p.m.

The Murkwood Conservation Area is over 129 acres and includes 22 parcels of upland and salt marsh acquired by the town from 1974 to 1999.

The walk will take place on the main upland of the area, which is a peninsula of low land reaching out into Scorton Marsh.

The area was once heavily farmed and contains the remains of a small cranberry bog, but is now heavily wooded.

Guides will discuss the history of the land and what farmers would have been doing on it at this time of the year.

The walk will take about an hour and is easy except for some roots to step over.

The event will be cancelled if it rains.

The Sandwich Conservation Trust is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to preserve undeveloped land throughout the town.

The organization currently holds 221 acres in preservation.

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