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Ashumet Holly and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 286 Ashumet Road, Falmouth, MA
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A Peaceful Sanctuary

My wife and I hiked the trails in this sanctuary. We were alone on the day we explored the place. Just being away from the noise of town would have been enough, but walking the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Catskill, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife and I hiked the trails in this sanctuary. We were alone on the day we explored the place. Just being away from the noise of town would have been enough, but walking the trails along the large pond and through the woods full of holly trees, daffodils and wild flowers made the trip there extra worthwhile. Before hitting... More 

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Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you want a big-time strenuous hike, this isn't it. But if you enjoy leisurely strolls and easy trails, this is a great peaceful place to be. The trails provide opportunities to occasionally stop, sit, and enjoy the view. We visited on a late summer morning and took the trail around the grassy pond. . Enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

One Saturday afternoon my two teenage daughters, my husband and I hiked in this beautiful. Peaceful spot. We spent 45 minutes roaming around reasonably well marked trails, taking photos of scenery and ourselves and giggling at our own poor mapping skills and mostly enjoying having the area to ourselves! Healthy, happy and with a pleasant memory we headed the short... More 

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Southern VT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Sweet spot for meandering through woods, around a pond, down lanes, and through a Holly Forrest, with spring flowers in bloom.

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great wide trails, we really enjoyed the foliage. I can imagine when the rhododendrums are blooming, it must be just beautiful. Even in March, we saw some crocuses poking their heads out!

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We visited a few of the Audubon nature reserves and this was one of the best (the other good one was Long Pasture, avoid Skunknett as there is almost no water access or views) because of the lovely vistas, the access to the pond and the opportunity to see frogs and turtles.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Frogs, frogs, frogs! One of the highlights of our summer in the Cape is our annual frog spotting trip to Ashumet Holly preserve. We take the kids and walk around Grassy Pond and count the number of frogs we see. Every year we somehow manage to see more. Last year we thought we had seen more than we ever could... More 

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Salem, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is another place only the locals know about. So beautiful. Really well cared for and so quiet. A magical place. They do not allow dogs and there is a small fee to walk around (helps pay for upkeep). Hollies are very mystical trees and this place is chock full of them.

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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Visited in off-season, the spring. It was gorgeous, with flowering trees, fresh green growth, and even berries on some of the holly. Saw a Green Heron, turtle, lots of Song Sparrows, and Red-Winged Blackbirds, and Swallows. The paths are clear, though the signposts are a little sparse - you won't lose your way! There's helpful info about the background and... More 

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