Some of Falmouth’s conservation areas, especially those with easy access and well-established trails, are widely used and appreciated by the public. Beebe Woods, Peterson Farm, Sea Farms Marsh and the state Crane Wildlife Management Area are well known. However, there are numerous other parcels of open space — hidden treasures of woods, pond front and marsh that are often used by residents in the immediate neighborhood but not known by the community at large.
While some environmentally fragile areas are not suitable for trails, The 300 Committee believes that public access to conservation land is important. Personal knowledge of the land is the best way to foster appreciation of our natural places. Moreover, the requests for trail maps The 300 Committee regularly receives from residents and visitors indicate a strong interest in the outdoors as recreation.
The 300 Committee has three maps available in the office at 157 Locust Street, at the parking lot of the Shining Sea Bikeway. The town-wide map of all conservation and recreation land in Falmouth is a great overview filled with useful information, including trails, parking and selected parcel descriptions. The larger format Beebe Woods/Peterson Farm map and Moraine Trail map indicate trails and parking with natural history information about these specific areas. If you would like any of these maps, come by the office during weekday working hours. (You may want to call ahead--508-540-0876--just to make sure a staff member will be here when you arrive.)
Currently, twenty-four individual trail maps can be downloaded from this web site in PDF format and printed. The late Beth Schwarzman, geologist, naturalist, T3C board member and author of The Nature of Cape Cod, drew the maps in an 8½ x 11 format for easy use. To access trail maps, use the list at right.
We continue to add to the list, so check this page often!