2021 Walks & Events

We look forward to hosting many events in 2022! Scroll down to learn about opportunities to tour historic Mayo House, our upcoming walks and gardening sessions, and more.

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Upcoming Walks & Events

First Day Hike Cape Cod - Sylvan Gardens with Dorothy Bassett

Saturday, January 1st, 2022; 1pm & 2:30pm

Sylvan Gardens

Join Chatham Conservation Foundation (CCF) Executive Director Dorothy Bassett at Sylvan Gardens for First Day Hike Cape Cod.

The Chatham Conservation Foundation and eight conservation groups are collaborating to launch #FirstDayHikesCapeCod on January 1, 2022. Building on the popularity of the national state park program originally launched in Massachusetts, this first-of-its-kind regional celebration features eleven (11) free special walks, talks, and hikes in eight (8) communities across Cape Cod providing a range of opportunities for families, children, residents, and visitors to get outside and explore on the first day of the new year.


A full schedule is featured here and on social media channels. Please check individual websites for specific event details concerning registration, weather cancellation policies, and any changes to individual events.

FREE, but please sign up today by sending an email to reservations@ccfinc.org.

Native Plants Group with Cathy Weston

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022; 5:30pm - Zoom (link in confirmation email)

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022; 5:30pm - Zoom (link in confirmation email)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022; 5:30pm - In Person

Using Native Plants in Your Home Landscape


If you want to do even more for Chatham's environment, consider incorporating native plants into your home landscape to create food, shelter, and habitat for pollinators and birds. Cathy Weston, designer of our own Mini-Meadow and self-described "native plant geek," will conduct a series of sessions to help homeowners plan their own native-plant gardens.

In the first Zoom session, Cathy will discuss which native plants and what styles of garden design work best in the home landscape, and will provide templates, plant lists, and practical advice to support your own garden design.

The second session on February 9th will be over Zoom and the third on February 23rd will be in person. Sign up for one or all three! These sessions will be collaborative, where participants will share concepts and on-paper designs that they are considering. Group discussion will provide feedback on each design, so we are all ready for planting next spring.

FREE, but please sign up today by sending an email to reservations@ccfinc.org.

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.