Hard work with a big payoff: The Fox Island Marsh conservation area

Visitors and residents of Wellfleet enjoy the enticing walking trails in conservation areas established by the Wellfleet Conservation Trust. We have many people to thank for making these possible.

One of the most notable of these areas was developed in 2010. The Town, the State Fish and Game Department, and WCT created a 181-acre conservation area. It included Fox Island March, Pilgrim Spring Woodlands, and Whale Bone Point. Mark Robinson said at the time:

[It is] the largest publicly-accessible conservation area outside of the National Seashore on the Lower Cape…. Almost two miles of public trails have been established, viewing benches installed and parking defined. More importantly, the recurring partnership between the town and WCT on land deal has enabled us to work closely on other open space projects throughout Wellfleet.

Mark H. Robinson, WCT Newsletter, Fall 2010

Mark’s complete article in that newsletter describes the complicated process to acquire such a beautiful property. It includes a map of the area and the trails, as well as several photos.

3 thoughts on “Hard work with a big payoff: The Fox Island Marsh conservation area”

  1. Please note that this is for Tuesday March 30, from 10:30 to about noon. Michael

    Michael Fisher 15 Richman Lane Wellfleet, MA 02667 USA

    >

    Like

  2. Is this a reply to my last email about the Overlook?

    -Lew Schwartz

    On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 3:17 PM Wellfleet Conservation Trust wrote:

    > chipbruce posted: ” Visitors and residents of Wellfleet enjoy the enticing > walking trails in conservation areas established by the Wellfleet > Conservation Trust. We have many people to thank for making these possible. > One of the most notable of these areas was developed i” >

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s