Wing Pond Woods

Wing Pond Woods is a well-hidden gem next to the Shining Sea Bikeway in North Falmouth. Peace and tranquility define secluded Wing Pond, which feeds Herring Brook and flows to Old Silver Beach and Buzzards Bay. Walk the easy trails at this town-owned property to discover the pond, a herring run, and a cranberry bog just off the beaten path.

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Features

Whether you come by bike or car, be sure to discover Wing Pond Woods. The property is located directly off the Shining Sea Bikeway, so it’s a convenient excursion for families looking to explore nature. With a quaint old mill house by the edge of the pond and a working cranberry bog at its entrance, Wing Pond Woods has a classic Cape Cod feeling.

No matter what time of year you visit Wing Pond Woods, you’ll enjoy a new experience here. Hike or jog the trails in fall to view the bogs in all their autumn glory. In spring, head toward the herring run, where you might catch a glimpse of migratory river herring on their journey upstream. There’s even a rope swing on the pond, which makes for a cool escape in summer!

Trails

cranberry bog at Wing Pond Woods in Falmouth

Even in winter, you can enjoy the sights at Wing Pond Woods, including a colorful cranberry bog.

Wing Pond Woods boasts two miles of trails through the woods, along Wing Pond, and around a working cranberry bog. The trail starts at the parking area, which you can reach from a dirt road off Route 28A or by the Shining Sea Bikeway. (Download trail map)

The wide, sandy trail threads between the pond and the cranberry bog before reaching the woods and the herring run. Stop to watch the water flowing down Herring Brook, or keep walking on the loop trail that circles through the woods.

Care for a longer journey? Keep on trekking south toward neighboring Bourne Farm and Cardoza Farm, which you can reach from the loop trail at Wing Pond Woods. Altogether, these three properties offer a fun, full afternoon for hikers of all ages.

Habitats & Wildlife

Wing Pond is a spawning area for river herring, which migrate upstream each spring. The waterway that they swim up, Herring Brook, flows from Wing Pond down to Old Silver Beach and Buzzards Bay.

Freshwater ponds like Wing Pond are also a haven for ducks, painted turtles, and snapping turtles. Bring binoculars and watch for wildlife on the pond, and you may be rewarded with some exciting sights!

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Details
Size: 19 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Medium-sized unpaved parking area
Cost: Free
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: None
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
Falmouth,
41.623927, -70.622787

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Wing Pond Woods
Falmouth, MA
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