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DENNIS
Nature Trails
INDIAN LANDS & CONSERVATION TRAIL
Location: At the northern end of Town Hall
parking space, through the gate and take the
right-of-way path for 1500 feet or a six to 10
minute walk. There is a large map sign on the
left. Here the trail begins. Return the same way.
Approximate length: mile plus round trip
on right-of-way (30 minutes).
Facilities: One bench.
FRESH POND CONSERVATION AREA
Location: The area consists of 27 acres
acquired under the self-help program in 1968.
It is 6/10 of a mile from the light at Upper
County Rd. in Dennisport on Route 134 going
south. Sign is green with white letters. There
are five trails: Trails 1 and 2 are below the
parking space; Trail 3 is north from the parking
space; Trail 4 should be considered abandoned
its signpost is in bad repair and the trail is
impassable because of fallen trees and broken
bridges. Trail 5 (1/10 mile south) is beautiful
woodlands; however, one should be aware
of private property, wet ground and broken
bridges.
Approximate length: Trail 1 is 20-30 minutes;
Trail 2 is one minute and leads into Trail 1;
Trail 3 is also very short (5 minutes) and leads
into Trail 1; Trail 5 is what you want to make it.
Facilities: 2 picnic tables, 2 fireplaces and good
parking. About half-way around the ponds, the
Scouts made little handrails and bridges and
cleared the land. There is also a launching area
for small sail and row boats.
Dogs welcome.
WHITFIELD JOHNSON NATURE TRAIL
Location: End of Forest Pines Drive off
Route 134 in E. Dennis. It is a circular trail.
Approximate length: mile.
Facilities: None.
JOHNNY KELLEY RECREATION AREA
Location: At the corner of Bob Crowell Rd.
and Old Bass River Rd., South Dennis.
Approximate length: 1 miles and is a
circular route. Facilities: Good, sandy parking,
basketball court, ball field, playground, and
handball court pavilion.
Facilities: Public bathrooms and Braille Trail
for the sight impaired.
CROWE'S PASTURE
Location: Off Route 6A by the Dennis/
Brewster town line. Turn onto School Street,
then take your first right on South Street to the
end at Quivet Cemetary.
Approximate length: One mile to Cape
Cod Bay, then up the beach mile to a sign
"Vehicle Trail" to return. About 2 miles
round trip.
Facilities: None.
SWAN POND OVERLOOK
Location: From Route 134, take Upper
County Road to Searsville Road and then left
on Center Street. Site is mile on the right
overlooking Swan Pond.
Approximate length: 1 to 1 miles.
Facilities: Picnic areas and benches along
coastal bank; fishing.
CAPE COD RAIL TRAIL BIKE PATH
Location: On Route 134 across from Hall Oil
Company in S. Dennis; on the RR right-of-way.
Approximate length: It goes to Wellfleet,
approximately 24 miles. It is marked by a
brown and gold sign on Rte. 134.
Facilities: None. Ample parking.
ROMIG-JAQUINET AND SIMPKINS NECK
CONSERVATION AREA
Location: Route 6A to New Boston Road. Two
houses past the Berrien Studio. On left-hand
side is a small paved area; around stand of
trees is the sign and road or path going south.
Facilities: None. Parking for two cars.