Lowell Holly Reservation

Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563

Lowell Holly Reservation

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."

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"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."

"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."

"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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Additional Use
USGS Cotuit and Sandwich-Cotuit
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Oct 2018