About Skunknett River

Skunknett River stream vegetation (Photo: Rosemary Mosco)
Skunknett River stream vegetation

Walking the tree-lined trails at Skunknett River, you can witness nature reclaiming former mill sites and explore a fragrant Atlantic White Cedar swamp. The name Skunknett comes from an Algonquin word that means a fishing place for eel. Indeed, American Eels may be seen in the sanctuary’s waterways.

Acres

147

Trail Mileage

1 mile

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Peaceful views of West Pond from the Overlook Trail.
  • Excellent location for spotting Black-crowned Night-Herons, Ospreys, and migrating ducks.
  • Three historic mill sites and abandoned cranberry bogs.
  • Springtime chorusing frogs in vernal pools.

Location

Bumps River Road, Barnstable, MA Get Directions >
Managed by Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Hours

Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk

Admission

Free, donations appreciated