Winter Walks with Allen
For the first time ever, the Foundation is now offering complimentary guided winter walks on some of your favorite properties. All walks are led by the Foundation’s Middle Moors Ranger, Allen Reinhard. Allen’s winter walks offer a different perspective to those you may have been on in during the summer months, including more detailed insights into the geology and landscape, flora, and fauna of the individual property. The program is designed to bring the community into contact with the places and rare habitats that make our island so special.
Please note that our Winter Walks program is free and open to all members of the community. If you would like to make a contribution to NCF and our mission to permanently conserve and protect the island’s rare resources and special habitats, you may call us at 508- 228-2884 or make an online donation here.
General Information for Walks
- Once your reservation is processed, we will send you an email to confirm the availability of space on your requested walk and directions to the meeting location.
- Walks begin promptly at 10 AM and last approximately one hour. All walks are around 1 – 1.5 miles. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, warm layers, and be prepared for inclement weather.
2018 Walks Calendar
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Heart of the Middle Moors
This walk explores the base of Altar Rock through the highlands of Norwood Farm. Follow paths through hidden valleys and view some of the distinctive kettle ponds that comprise this unique collection of rare habitats while learning about both native and geologic history.
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Travel through a small, fascinating hardwood forest that extends to the shores of west Polpis Harbor with opportunities to see herons, egrets, shellfish and other inhabitants of this ecologically rich area.
Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Explore the Foundation’s organic Windswept Bog and the surrounding woodlands and ponds while learning about the intricacies of organic cranberry growing. A wonderful walk for anyone interested in history, geology or organic farming.