Quaker Marsh Conservation Area
A small grassy park overlooking Wild Harbor River in North Falmouth, Quaker Marsh Conservation Area is a peaceful spot to relax or launch a kayak to explore the river’s salt marsh-lined headwaters. At less than an acre, this 300 Committee property proves that no conservation area is too small to make a difference for clean water and wildlife!
Take a seat on the stone bench at Quaker Marsh Conservation Area – and just watch. This is an ideal place for a scenic picnic or some early morning birding. An osprey platform mounted in the marsh provides a clear view of these birds during their annual summer nesting season.
At high tide, you can launch a kayak or canoe here to explore Wild Harbor River, which meanders west to Wild Harbor and the open waters of Buzzards Bay. The launch is a short carry from the small neighboring parking area.
Habitats & Wildlife
Salt marshes like the ones that line Wild Harbor River are a haven for wildlife of all kinds. Fish and crabs use this rich habitat as a nursery for their young, while birds including waterfowl and raptors feed and breed among the grasses. Across the road lies Dam Pond, which is recognized as a core habitat for endangered species in Massachusetts.
The 300 Committee is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving natural lands in Falmouth. Since 1986, The 300 Committee has helped protect more than 2,300 acres for conservation, recreation, and water protection.