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 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.