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Ashumet Holly and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 286 Ashumet Road, Falmouth, MA

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Winter visit to Ashumet Holly and Wildlife Sanctuary

Although all the vegetation is dormant and no sign of animal activity this time of year, taking our first walk through the sanctuary was a nice relaxing experience. Trails are in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Jallard0600
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Vernon, Connecticut
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading the online description of this sanctuary, hubby & I were anticipating a really special place. As soon as we found it and parked, the place seemed run down. Like in a previous reviewer, perhaps being off-season and no upkeep, the sanctuary is massively overgrown. The place is overall is small. And the pond seemed more of a swamp.... More 

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Vernon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Although all the vegetation is dormant and no sign of animal activity this time of year, taking our first walk through the sanctuary was a nice relaxing experience. Trails are in good shape and well marked. We look forward to returning to see it in its spring glory.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Maybe it's off-season for Holly, and to be honest we didn't try to walk the entire Sanctuary, but pretty much all we saw was an awful lot of those terrible thorn bushes and some vine that was overtaking everything. On the plus side, the berries on that vine were beautiful...colors from white to pink to various shades of blue. It's... More 

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Thank Bill K
Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

My husband and I spent an hour walking the trails here in early April. There are so many cool holly trees, which we don't see too often. Very peaceful spot.

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Catskill, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

My wife and I hiked the trails in this sanctuary. We were alone on the day we explored the place. Just being away from the noise of town would have been enough, but walking the trails along the large pond and through the woods full of holly trees, daffodils and wild flowers made the trip there extra worthwhile. Before hitting... More 

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Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

If you want a big-time strenuous hike, this isn't it. But if you enjoy leisurely strolls and easy trails, this is a great peaceful place to be. The trails provide opportunities to occasionally stop, sit, and enjoy the view. We visited on a late summer morning and took the trail around the grassy pond. . Enjoy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

One Saturday afternoon my two teenage daughters, my husband and I hiked in this beautiful. Peaceful spot. We spent 45 minutes roaming around reasonably well marked trails, taking photos of scenery and ourselves and giggling at our own poor mapping skills and mostly enjoying having the area to ourselves! Healthy, happy and with a pleasant memory we headed the short... More 

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Southern VT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 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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