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A pleasant woodland trail winds through groves of beech and American holly, and over a peninsula between two scenic ponds.
Lowell Holly Reservation Professional Review and Guide
"A pleasant woodland trail winds through groves of beech and American holly, and over a peninsula between two scenic ponds."
--Michael Tougias, AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
More Lowell Holly Reservation Professional Reviews and Guides
"Two large ponds, Mashpee and Wakeby, separated by a peninsula called Conaumet Neck, form the backdrop for this woodsy ramble through a reservation named for its fine stands of American holly. Other trees and shrubs combine to form a botanically rich and diverse environment. Most of the route is well marked with white rectangles affixed to trees beside the trail. A parking area on South Sandwich Road provides year-round access, but from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (gate is locked promptly without warning), visitors can drive into the heart of the reservation; this shortens the walking distance by about 1.3 miles."
--David Weintraub, Walking the Cape and Islands (Menasha Ridge Press).
"The peninsula, shaped somewhat like a wrist and hand with fingers and a thumb pointing in opposite directions, splits one large freshwater kettle hole into a pair of smaller ones. Enjoy expansive water views open to the north (Wakeby Pond) and south (Mashpee Pond).
Almost immediately after reaching the peninsula, you have a choice: continue straight or veer right out past Conaumet Cove. I recommend continuing straight on a carriage road, heading southwest into the heart of the wooded landscape."
--Michael O'Connor, Discover Cape Cod (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"A great place for beachgoers and picnic lovers, this trail provides a wonderful setting to sit and relax beachfront on the pond and eat a delicious picnic lunch. This trail is frequented by dog lovers; feel free to bring your four-legged friend with you."
--Cheryl Johnson Huban and Pamela VanDrimlen, Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod (Falcon Guides).
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