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Ashumet Holly and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 286 Ashumet Road, Falmouth, MA

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Lots of holly trees!

My husband and I spent an hour walking the trails here in early April. There are so many cool holly trees, which we don't see too often. Very peaceful spot.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 April 2016
Moc123
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Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Maybe it's off-season for Holly, and to be honest we didn't try to walk the entire Sanctuary, but pretty much all we saw was an awful lot of those terrible thorn bushes and some vine that was overtaking everything. On the plus side, the berries on that vine were beautiful...colors from white to pink to various shades of blue. It's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

My husband and I spent an hour walking the trails here in early April. There are so many cool holly trees, which we don't see too often. Very peaceful spot.

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Catskill, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

My wife and I hiked the trails in this sanctuary. We were alone on the day we explored the place. Just being away from the noise of town would have been enough, but walking the trails along the large pond and through the woods full of holly trees, daffodils and wild flowers made the trip there extra worthwhile. Before hitting... More 

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Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

If you want a big-time strenuous hike, this isn't it. But if you enjoy leisurely strolls and easy trails, this is a great peaceful place to be. The trails provide opportunities to occasionally stop, sit, and enjoy the view. We visited on a late summer morning and took the trail around the grassy pond. . Enjoy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

One Saturday afternoon my two teenage daughters, my husband and I hiked in this beautiful. Peaceful spot. We spent 45 minutes roaming around reasonably well marked trails, taking photos of scenery and ourselves and giggling at our own poor mapping skills and mostly enjoying having the area to ourselves! Healthy, happy and with a pleasant memory we headed the short... More 

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Southern VT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Sweet spot for meandering through woods, around a pond, down lanes, and through a Holly Forrest, with spring flowers in bloom.

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Great wide trails, we really enjoyed the foliage. I can imagine when the rhododendrums are blooming, it must be just beautiful. Even in March, we saw some crocuses poking their heads out!

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

We visited a few of the Audubon nature reserves and this was one of the best (the other good one was Long Pasture, avoid Skunknett as there is almost no water access or views) because of the lovely vistas, the access to the pond and the opportunity to see frogs and turtles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Frogs, frogs, frogs! One of the highlights of our summer in the Cape is our annual frog spotting trip to Ashumet Holly preserve. We take the kids and walk around Grassy Pond and count the number of frogs we see. Every year we somehow manage to see more. Last year we thought we had seen more than we ever could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

This is another place only the locals know about. So beautiful. Really well cared for and so quiet. A magical place. They do not allow dogs and there is a small fee to walk around (helps pay for upkeep). Hollies are very mystical trees and this place is chock full of them.

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