Lowell Holly Reservation

Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563

Lowell Holly Reservation

Lowell Holly Reservation Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A pleasant woodland trail winds through groves of beech and American holly, and over a peninsula between two scenic ponds."

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Walking the Cape and Islands (Menasha Ridge Press)
David Weintraub
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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."
Discover Cape Cod (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Michael O'Connor
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"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."
Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod (Falcon Guides)
Cheryl Johnson Huban and Pamela VanDrimlen
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"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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