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Walk Punkhorn Parklands, Brewster

We'll leave from the Punkhorn Parklands parking lot at the end of Run Hill Road and walk south on an unpaved road, Westgate Road, 
for 0.5 mile to a wide woods road on the left heading southeast.  This is Punkhorn Road, marked with a hand-painted sign.  The plan is to walk southeast on Punkhorn Rd. for 0.75 mile, crossing Eastgate Road, another unpaved road. At that point, there is a  sharp intersection, where a woods road comes in from the left.  We'll walk north on it, passing a few summer
houses on the shore of Seymour Pond and continue past an abandoned cranberry bog to a high knob.  From there, we'll make a group decision to either continue or maybe backtrack to our cars.

I have only  walked this area twice. This is a HUGE area and one can easily get lost. It's like Bell's Neck or Hawksnest, where you can stay on dirt roads and be surrounded by deep woods.  Unlike Bell's Neck, there are almost no cars on these roads, so dogs can safely run off leash.

The plan is to stay 100% on dirt roads so that people and dogs can avoid tick habitat. Punkhorn has in the past had the highest density of deer ticks on Cape Cod.

DIRECTIONS: Heading west on 6A in Brewster, pass Tubman on your left, then take a left fork OFF 6A onto Stoney Brook. Pass Paines Creek Rd, then take left onto Run Hill. Drive to the end.

Heading east on 6A, take right on Stoney Brook Rd. Pass Setucket/Satucket that comes in on your right.. take the next right onto Run Hill Rd. Go to the end.

Guests are welcome if they like dogs off leash.

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  • Joan

    Agreed!

    June 30, 2013

  • Joyce

    3 people, 4 dogs, and except for the 101% humidity, good weather. Excellent company and a great long walk.

    June 30, 2013

  • Liz

    Sorry to change RSVP. Lots of unpacking to do and with rain looming on the horizon, I think I will wait until the next walk. Cheers and stay dry!

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i would like to go sometime. Sunday mornings are probably the only bad time for me.

    June 24, 2013

  • Marsha F.

    Hurray! No visitors next weekend for a change. I'll look forward to the walk, with my big fluffy dog if it's not too hot.

    June 24, 2013

  • Joyce

    Nancy, I can't give you an exact distance, but we tend to keep it under 2 miles or so. It depends on what the group wants to do....as I said in the description, we will make a group decision at a certain point. We should probably be back at our cars at about 10:30. When it's hot, dogs like to go in the water and that takes longer. Truthfully, I am so careful about ticks that at Punkhorn, I would probably want to keep my dogs on the dirt roads, which means no pond for them (dogs are not allowed at the kayak launch, a non-weedy area....so no ticks).

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long or far do you estimate you might go for?

    June 22, 2013

  • Liz

    Look forward to it! See you then.

    June 22, 2013

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