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Location: The Falmouth Nature Preserve and the Mill Creek Preserve are located on Foreside Road. Access to the Nature Preserve is in the vicinity of/opposite 177 Foreside Road. Look for a small white FNP sign.
Natural Features: In the spring, watch for Canada Mayflower, Arbutus, Lady Slipper, Clintonia and other wildflowers. In the spring, the warblers are abundant. Deer, fox, raccoons and other small mammals make their homes here. The Western Trail is boggy with typical wetland plants. Also, many of the trails have beautiful views of Mill Creek and the surrounding marsh. Click here for photos of these natural features.
History: Falmouth Nature Preserve is comprised of two separate parcels, one owned by the Falmouth Land Trust and the other by the town. The bulk of the property was donated by the Brown (1949) and Payson (1972) families. Additional acreage has been acquired by the town as it became available.
Allowable Uses: Hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and nature study are all allowed. Motorized vehicles of all kinds are prohibited. Trails are not handicapped accessible. This property requires dogs to be on leash at all times due to restrictions by the Nature Conservancy.
Cautions: Deer ticks are common; care must be taken to avoid Lyme disease.
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