The Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) is launching a walkabout series with the Marion Council on Aging this spring, summer, and fall to highlight some of SLT’s properties in Marion. The walks will showcase the wide variety of properties managed by SLT and feature a theme for each walk. Each walk will be held the first Tuesday of the month starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019 and ending Tuesday, October 6, 2019, and give participants a chance to enjoy some fresh air and exercise too.
The first walk will take place on Tuesday, May 7at 10:00 am at SLT’s Peirson Woods property and will be titled “Sit, Watch, Listen.” Diane Cook, an SLT board member, will lead this quiet walk in the woods and please remember to bring binoculars to observe some of the creatures around you.
Jim Bride, SLT’s Executive Director, said he “is delighted to partner with the Marion Council on Aging on this walkabout series and hopes the monthly walks will give participants a chance to experience nature right in their own community.”
Peirson Woods is 30 acres of woods and wetland with a cart trail leading from Point Road to the head of the marsh looking out over the Cove. On a clear day, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and the northern Elizabeth Islands can be seen.
The parking area for Peirson Woods is located off of Point Road approximately 1.4 miles south of the intersection of Route 6 (Wareham Road) and Point Road in Marion.
The walk is free, and no registration is required. If the walk is canceled due to inclement weather, then information will be posted to SLT’s website and Facebook page. For directions or further information visit www.sippicanlandstrust.org or call Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080.