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Ashumet Holly and Wildlife Sanctuary

286 Ashumet Road, Falmouth, MA
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Ranked #15 of 22 attractions in Falmouth
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- May 3, 2014
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Southern VT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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253 reviews 253 reviews
76 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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