About Skunknett River
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.
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- 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.
Bumps River Road, Barnstable, MA
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Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk
Free, donations appreciated