Pleasant Hill Preserve

 

  Hiking (trails)
  Snowshoeing
  Wildlife
  Off-road biking
  Fishing
  Cross-Country Skiing
 

Location, Parking:  The property is located between Pleasant Hill Road, Ledgewood Drive and Allen Avenue Extension. Park at the trailhead on the side of Pleasant Hill Road or at the utility lines off of Ledgewood Drive. A short hike down the power line leads to the trailhead.

Property Description:  The 15-acre Pleasant Hill property, owned by the town and protected by a conservation easement held by the Falmouth Land Trust, is located between three neighborhoods, which offers ample access to it. It has several loop trails which connect with a main trail that bisects the property and leads to Pleasant Hill Road. Walking each of these trail sections makes for a great ±1 hour hike.
 
Natural features:  Vernal pools and rock outcrops are abundant on this property. In the spring there are several small streams, which dry up by mid-summer. 
 
History: The town acquired the property in 2006 with financial contributions from both the town and area residents.
 
Allowable Uses: Hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing, and nature study are all allowed. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. Trails are moderately difficult and not handicapped accessible.