Discover the rich horticultural history of Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary and unravel the mystery of recognizing trees without the clue of leaves. Winter is an ideal time to study bark, branching and bud patterns which help identify dormant trees. How are northern trees adapted to life in the cold? What are the advantages of deciduous vs. coniferous adaptations? Join Sanctuary Director Ian Ives for a walk through Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll see trees and the Sanctuary in a whole new way!
Please wear good hiking shoes for uneven terrain and weather appropriate clothing.
Directions From Rt 3 or Rt I-495 south: Cross over the Bourne Bridge. After the bridge, go around the rotary and follow Rt 28 south toward Falmouth. At the intersection of Rt 28 and Rt 151 in North Falmouth, take a right onto Rt 151 east and follow it for 4 miles. Turn left on Currier Road and then take the first right onto Ashumet Road. The sanctuary entrance is the first left.
From the Mashpee rotary: Take Rt 151 west for 3 miles. Turn right onto Currier Road and take the first right onto Ashumet Road. The sanctuary entrance is the first left.