September, 19, 2009
It was a beautiful afternoon with the temperature in the high 50′s, clear sunny skies anda light breeze. Talbot’s Point Conservation Area is off Old County Road in Sandwich. The loop trail is about a mile and a half, but there are several side trails worth the walk.
Most the the trails are wide, however, there are a few tight paths and in some areas there are roots to watch out for.
About 80 yards in from the small parking area at the end of the road, there is a trail to the right. Following this will take you along the loop trail with plenty of marsh views.
In some spots along the trail near the marsh edge the birch trees are beginning to show some signs of early fall color.
The trail wanders along the edge of the marsh, but at times is hidden from view by the trees. Occasionally the trees open to wide views.
In some areas the marsh grass grows tall. The light breeze stirred the tops as a bird flew past in the distance.
The trail turns into the interior of the point through a stand of tall pines. This trail brings you back to the parking area.
Across from this stand of pines is a bridge that crosses a small stream. The East Sandwich Game Farm walking trails are on the other side.
Near the wooded bridge is a small cranberry bog.
This small pond at the far end of the bog is used to flood the area.
I spent and hour in my trip around Talbot’s Point. It was a beautiful afternoon and I saw only three other people. Mostly the trails were empty. For a quick walk with occasional marsh views this is a nice walk.
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