Saturday, January 26, 2013


WHEN:     Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m.

WHAT:      “The Buzz on Bees in the Garden” by Paul and Claire Desilets
WHERE:    Sandwich Town Library

WHEN:     February 1 – March 24

WHAT:     Gallery Showing:  The Magnificent Splendor of Trees:  How Artists Interpret Trees
WHERE:   Upstairs Gallery, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit
    *The Sandwich Conservation Trust was chosen to be the beneficiary of sales for this exhibition.

WHEN:    Tuesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m.

WHAT:    Gallery Talk by SCT president, John N. Cullity
WHERE:  Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit

Please see additional posts for more information on each event.

Sandwich Conservation Trust hikers approach the highest point in the town
of Barnstable, Great Hill,  through Sunday's fog and mist.
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Take a Hike:  Sunday, January 13


Walking the Line, to Great Hill

By John Nye Cullity

For our mid-winter walk this coming Sunday, the Sandwich Conservation Trust will re-visit an old favorite – the trek along the Barnstable-Sandwich town line.  The walk begins at the Service Road, about half a mile east of Exit 4, and goes in a straight line to 230 foot Great Hill.  Here we find the closest thing we have to a dramatic crest on Cape Cod, with a nice view towards Nantucket Sound. 

The setting is dry pine-oak habitat, livened up by hills and valleys as we make our way to the top.  The land to the left is the 1200 acre West Barnstable Conservation Area, and to our right is a long strip of private land that is held in a conservation restriction, but through the generosity of the landowners the public is allowed to pass.  Other features include a sizable boulder near the top of the hill, and off in the woods a bit, the rusted remains of an old car.  We like to challenge hikers who haven’t been on this walk before to try to guess the make of the car.  Winners will have their picture taken with the wreck and an SCT trustee.  What more could you ask for?

The walk will begin at 2 PM and will last 45 minutes or so.  There are some steep slopes and loose stones, and the hike will not be held if it is raining.  There is no charge.  Call me at (508) 888-7629 if you have questions.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

As a New Year begins, the Trustees of the Sandwich Conservation Trust 
thank you for your support in 2012 and wish you and yours the very best for 2013.

We look forward to preserving more special places, 
engaging in proactive land stewardship 
and offering unique educational programs.

   With best wishes for the New Year,

The Trustees of the Sandwich Conservation Trust