UPCOMING WALKS 


JUNE

June 8th at 10AM-Old Village Walk, Co-sponsored by the Friends of Trees  

Join CCF Trustees Oonie Burley and Linda Nixon for a walk that follows Main Street in Chatham to the Lighthouse where it loops back to town. The trail includes over a dozen of Chatham’s most notable trees. Enjoy visiting both old and elegant specimens as well as “survivor” trees that have been impacted by the storms and wind of Chatham’s maritime climate as well as human encroachment.  

 

The walk is co-sponsored by the Friends of Trees whose mission is to promote awareness of the environmental, economic and aesthetic benefits that trees provide our community.

Price: $15

Attendee Limit: 20

Rain Date: None. Tickets will be refunded in case of inclement weather

 

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-village-walk-trail-walk-tickets-344838339757


June 18th at 10AM-Chase Park Walk, Co-sponsored by the Friends of Trees

Join CCF Trustees Oonie Burley and Linda Nixon for a walk focusing on over two dozen noteworthy trees all contained within Chase Park in Chatham.  The guides will introduce you to both older trees that have been in the park for decades as well as more recently planted specimens.  This easily accessible walk is contained within the park, offering an opportunity for individuals who may not want to take part in a longer trail walk over more variable terrain.

 

The walk is co-sponsored by the Friends of Trees whose mission is to promote awareness of the environmental, economic and aesthetic benefits that trees provide our community.

Price: $15

Attendee Limit: 20

Rain Date: None. Tickets will be refunded in case of inclement weather

REGISTER HERE:                         

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chase-park-walk-tickets-344851619477

UPCOMING WALKS

(Registration links will be posted soon)


JULY
July 13th at 10AM - Strong Island, Guide TBD

July 23rd at 10AM - Strong Island Guide TBD

AUGUST

August 10th at 10AM - Strong Island Guide: Bob Zaremba

August 20th at 10AM - Strong Island Guide: Peter Trull

SEPTEMBER

September 7th at 10AM - Strong Island Guide: Mark Faherty

September 17th at 10AM - Strong Island Guide: Todd Kelley

2022 Walks & Events

We look forward to hosting many events in 2022! Mayo House will be open for tours and during Mondays on Main, stop by to say hello and see the inside of our historic home.

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To see photos from previous walks, click here.

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Recent Walks & Events

The Bob Clem Trail at Frost Fish Creek - Trail Walk

Date and Time: Friday, May 13 at 10am

Distance: 1.1 miles

Guides: Beth Taylor and Linda Nixon

Price: $15

Attendee Limit: 20

Rain Date: None. Tickets will be refunded in case of inclement weather

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Join CCF Trustees Beth Taylor and Linda Nixon for a walk through the breathtaking trails of Frost Fish Creek, highlighting the unique geological features and rich history of these wetlands. CCF acquired all of the almost 50 acres that now protect Frost Fish Creek over a span of 33 years.

 

The 1.1 mile walking trail meanders along the edge of the Frost Fish Creek, offering walkers glimpses of an old cranberry operation which has reverted into open wetlands. With its unique configuration featuring brackish freshwater tidal wetland over viewed from upland pine/oak woodlands, this area offers the most varied and numerous opportunities to experience seasonal bird and mammal life in our area.

 

Your guides: 

Beth Taylor: Beth’s advanced degree in ecology has enhanced her enjoyment of Chatham’s natural areas for over 40 years.

Linda Nixon: Linda is a self-described “tree hugger” and has been learning about the natural environment of Chatham since she moved here 25 years ago.

Please wear shoes that can be worn in mud and dress appropriately for ticks: light-colored pants tucked into socks, bug repellent around ankles.

Photo credit: Carol Odell

Mayo House Private Guided Tours

Available upon request 

Mayo House

The Mayo House has resumed private guided tours upon request. Email the Chatham Conservation Foundation for scheduling.

Self-Guided Walks 

The Chatham Conservation Foundation's walking trails are open! We invite you to explore our beautiful trails at your own leisure.

Please be sure to follow social distancing, and keep pets on leashes. Click here for maps of some great walking trails around Chatham.