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!

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Stone bench at Quaker Marsh in Falmouth.

Sit by the edge of Quaker Marsh to watch for birds and wildlife that live on the headwaters of Wild Harbor River.


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.

Property Owned By

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.

Size: .74 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Limited parking in small paved lot on town property next door (do not block any driveways)
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: Canoe/Kayak Launch
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
526 Quaker Rd.
Falmouth, MA 02556
41.634057, -70.632143
The 300 Committee: (508) 540-0876
Email: saveland@300committee.org

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Quaker Marsh Conservation Area
Falmouth, MA
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