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WALK Sandwich Game Farm at Scorton Creek CANCELLED

WALK IS CANCELLED. WE PADDLED THERE TODAY, TUESDAY, AND I LOOKED AT THE WALKING PATHS AFTER THE DIRT ROAD ENDS. LOOKS LIKE TICKS CAN NOT BE AVOIDED, SO BEST TO AVOID THIS AREA.

We paddle Scorton Creek from this location and years ago, I birded the "Game Farm" a few times, but have never walked the dogs there. So, I do NOT know the property.  Below is a description of the property taken from the Thornton Burgess Society website:

"Since 1996, the Thornton W. Burgess Society has been the stewards of the State-owned East Sandwich Game Farm property.  Through a cooperative management agreement with the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, the Society cares for and maintains this pristine 133 acre site located just off Route 6A in East Sandwich.  At the Game Farm you will find an abundance of wildlife surrounded by salt marsh, fresh water ponds, uplands, lowlands, fields and forests.  The Game Farm abuts Talbot’s Point Conservation Area.  Together these two conservation areas offer over 245 acres of open space. "

We'll figure out the route when we get there. A You Tube video of the Cape Cod Times Capecast shows a display board with a map. If we can stay on dirt roads and avoid tick habitat, we'll do that, but permethrin or deet spray would be a good idea.

The dogs can swim after the walk next to the parking lot. Guests are welcome on walks (not on paddles).

DIRECTIONS: Coming from west of Sandwich: From US 6 (mid Cape Highway) take exit 3, and follow Quaker Meeting House Road north to MA 6A east. Turn right onto MA 6A and continue east 1.5 miles. You will pass June Ln and Pine Terrace on your right, then turn right onto a gravel road and go 0.2 mile to parking lot. On 6A, if you go over the bridge, you just missed the turn. There is a sign at the turn, but it is parallel to the road, so you can't see it.

From the east, driving on 6A, when you are at the intersection of Rt 149 and 6A, start clocking it. Go 3.5 miles west on 6A past Rt 149. The last three streets you will see on your RIGHT are Hammond, Torrey and Fort Hill Rd...THEN take a left onto the dirt road, just past Fort Hill Rd.  Go to the end of the very bumpy road and see the water.

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