Joe's Woods



The 6.94 acre parcel off Roos Rd. was donated by Thomas A. Gelsthorpe in 1986.  It consists of mixed woods and clearings that abut Gelsthorpe’s former cranberry farm.  The land is named as a tribute the prior owner, Joe Bois, who loved vacationing in Sandwich.  Bois is a French name that translates to wood in English, thus, Joe's Woods.  Species include Whitlow grass, cranberries, blueberries, swamp azaleas and sheep laurel.  Adjacent parcels were acquired and the combined areas now total roughly 35 acres, including two ponds and abandoned cranberry bogs.





Address:
51 Roos Road, East Sandwich

Detailed Directions to Joe’s Woods

From the Mid Cape Highway, Route 6, take exit 3.  At the intersection of the exit with Quaker Meeting House Road turn and head downhill toward Cape Cod Bay.  Go past the Sandwich High School on your left.  At the ‘STOP’ sign proceed straight across Route 6A, onto Spring Hill Road, over the rail road tracks, past cranberry bogs on your right.  Immediately look very carefully for a dirt road on your right, Roos Road.  It’s opposite Quaker Road.  Turn right onto this road, Roos Road, and proceed about ½ mile.  Joe’s Woods, on your left, will be marked by a SCT sign.  Parking for one car


From Sandwich take Route 6A towards Barnstable.  After passing between two ponds (twin ponds) turn left at the next intersection onto Spring Hill Road.  (Quaker Meeting House Road goes right.) Go over the rail road tracks, past cranberry bogs on your right.  Immediately look very carefully for a dirt road on your right, Roos Road. It’s opposite Quaker Road.  Turn right onto this road, Roos Road, and proceed about ½ mile.  Joe’s Woods, on your left, will be marked by a SCT sign.  Parking for one car.


Download Trail Map