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Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Wenham

Trails at Cedar Pond

Explore 3 miles of trails at Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, including an accessible trail.

Trail Map

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Trail Descriptions

All Persons Trail - Woodland Loop (0.9 miles) 

This ADA-compliant All Persons Trail is surfaced with a stone dust mixture and is equipped with a navigational post-and-rope guiding system for nearly its entire length.  The trail is generally level with a few areas of very gentle incline and decline. The trail has six seating areas spaced every 500 feet. 

Two different kinds of beads are attached to the rope guide. A spherical bead indicates that an interpretive stop marker is within arm’s reach with the name of the stop in large print and braille. A cube-shaped bead indicates that a multi-use seating area is nearby. It typically takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to fully experience both segments. Get the print guides for this accessible trail

Higginson Way (0.2 miles)

Take this connector trail along an old roadbed from the meadow adjacent to the parking lot to the Cedar Pond Loop.

Meadow Pond Trail (0.3 miles)

Connecting the grassy meadow along the All Persons Trail to the Cedar Pond Loop, the Meadow Pond Trail passes close to kettle ponds on both sides of the trail and over a stream that flows south and eventually under Cedar Street to nearby Wenham Lake.

Cedar Pond Loop (1 mile)

Enjoy the beautiful views of the pond on this loop overlooking Cedar Pond with views of Atlantic white cedars, eskers, and kettle ponds along the way. In the southeastern corner of the property, cross the stone bridge, which traverses a filled-in drainage outlet that used to flow into nearby Wenham Lake, which may be visible through the foliage.