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“Allen's Pond”

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stroll on the trails at this sanctuary. Some trails lead to the ocean and others to Allen pond. It was a nice respite from our long bike ride. There is off-road parking and a map of the trails.

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

OK, I love must bird sanctuaries. But one on such beautiful terrain and overlooking the ocean…. heaven. I appreciate how the current director is developing the programming, especially the work it does with the ospreys. I hope that there will be continued (and increased) support so this can grow, I am not down in Westport on a regular schedule. But when I retire I hope to volunteer there so that I can learn more and help Allens Point thrive.

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Reviewed July 4, 2014

"Spanning hundreds of acres of protected beach, fields, woodlands, pond, and marsh, Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary was created by generous families who opted to conserve their land. Extensive trail systems offer ocean and pond views from many vantage points and afford visitors a full day of walking and birding.

Acres

611

Trail Mileage

7 miles

Sanctuary Highlights
•Three trailheads to begin an adventure: one on Allens Neck Road, one at 786 E. Horseneck Road, and one at the Field Station on Horseneck Road.
•More than 300 species of birds have been recorded here, including piping plovers, which nest on the 1.5 mile stretch of coastal beach.
•An agricultural landscape of wide open fields crisscrossed by stone walls and maintained through partnerships with local farmers.
•Rare butterflies in the butterfly garden and the sounds of chorusing toads and frogs in the vernal pools.
•Seasonal programs and year-round volunteer and citizen science projects, conducted at the historic 1860s-era Stone Barn.
•Managing the South Coast Osprey Project, in which we annually monitor the breeding activity of 80 pairs of osprey on nearly 100 nesting platforms in Westport and Dartmouth, MA."

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Free parking and fresh air! The combination is hard to beat. Great hike whether you have under an hour or a whole afternoon!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you love the beach and you love the woods you will love Allen Pond. There is always wildlife to be seen from many different species of birds, to turtles, chipmunks, deer etc. There is a beach loop walk with some great rocks to climb or that isn't for you, just walk on the beach and see out toward Cuttyhunk Island.

Take a walk through the woods over some nice boardwalk and regular forest trails and weave your way into Dartmouth. There is a fresh water pond to stop at, walk by the marshes and see Blue Heron's, sand pipers and much more.

I love going here for the entire day to take photos and get some exercise. A great place to bring the kids, too. Please note there is no picnicking and there are no bathrooms.

1  Thank Cormak
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