Join the Conservation Trust for an Earth Day walk

Come celebrate Earth Day, Friday, April 22 with the Wellfleet Conservation Trust.

We are offering a walk through a portion of the Fox Island Marsh & Pilgrim Springs Woodland Conservation Area at 10 a.m. Meet at the parking area off Baker Rd. in South Wellfleet.

The one-hour walk features the marsh and harbor views and background information on the area. This mildly challenging walk includes up and downhill terrain. Sturdy walking shoes are advised.

New video for conservation areas

An analysis of the use of our WCT website shows that many visitors to the site are interested in exploring the conservation areas and trails. That’s especially the case in July and August.

Responding to that need, Mary Doucette, our Americorps worker, has produced a terrific video for the Fox Island and Pilgrim Spring area.

It’s now posted in our video showcase, which will eventually contain additonal WCT videos (currently just this one).

Fox Island Trails Walk

Fox Island Marsh – Pilgrim Springs Woodlands – Whale Bone Point


Aerial photograph taken from above Indian Neck, looking east across Fox Island, Fox Island Marsh and Conservation Trust Land, Black Fish Creek, Pleasant Point, and Drummer Cove to the Atlantic Ocean at the top of the picture.

FoxIslandMarsh.jpgAt right shows the 181 acre conservation area that has been preserved through the efforts of the Town of Wellfleet, the State Fish and Game Department and the Wellfleet Conservation Trust since 1992.  It is the largest publicly-accessible conservation area on the Outer Cape outside of the National Seashore.
The left side of the photo shows 71 acres on the south end of Indian Neck owned by the State Fish and Game Department and Field Point owned by the Trust.   Fox Island is clearly shown in the center of Fox Island Marsh.  On the right is Whale Bone Point and the upland known as Pilgrim Springs Woodlands.WhaleBonePointbyTConnell.jpg

Two miles of public walking trails have been established and viewing benches installed.