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Walk Bell's Neck, Harwich (dog friendly)

THIS IS A WALK AT A SNAPPY PACE AND DOGS WILL BE OFF LEASH WHERE IT IS SAFE FOR THEM TO BE LOOSE. I didn't post this walk in July because the biting horse flies were soooo bad. Hopefully, their numbers will have decreased by late August, but plan on insect repellent for you and your dog.

Find us on Bell's Neck Rd. at 9:00 AM where water comes right up next to the west side of the road... near a small parking area and the wooden structure shown in the photo. That is about 1/3 mile south of Great Western Rd, below the bike path. You can park anywhere along the road.

We'll walk south on Bell's Neck Rd, where there will be a few passing cars, then take left up a dirt road (no cars here usually) that heads down to a bridge that crosses the Herring River..there are expansive views of a salt marsh. We'll  do another dirt road and get to another bridge. The walk is pretty much in dead shade and should also last no more than 1 hour.

Bell's Neck is a popular birding area and we can probably find black crowned night herons and other birds.  This wonderful 259 acre area is part of the Harwich Conservation Trust.

It's a great dog walking area. Even though there are a few vehicles going through, we'll stay on the dirt roads to avoid ticks. If it's hot, you can cool your dog down, before starting the walk, in the water near the parking area.

Bell's Neck Rd. runs between Great Western Rd on the north and Depot Rd and Rt 28, at the south end.

Guests are welcome on walks. No need to ever bring a dog on dog-friendly walks.

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  • Joyce

    Kristin, Bell's Neck Rd. runs between Great Western Rd on the north and Depot Rd and Rt 28, at the south end. If you are coming from Great Western, go down Bell's Neck only about 1/4 mile, crossing the bike path and look for the sign in the photo above.

    Coming north, up from the intersection of Bells Neck and Depot, it's about a mile to the sign in the photo. We'll be right in the road.....and beginning to walk south at 9:00.

    August 23, 2013

  • Marsha F.

    I walk Bells Neck several times a week. There are still a few flies, but at this point they're buzzing and not biting. Wear a hat if you hate them around your head. But the wonderful marsh and river views are worth the hassle!

    August 23, 2013

  • Jim

    I look forward to meeting you and any part of the group.

    August 19, 2013

  • Nancy

    Yay! It took all summer, but we can finally make another walk. We had a great time with you folks last time, can't wait to see you again. Don't be shocked at Penny's haircut, she had surgery last week. She's on the mend. See you Saturday!

    August 18, 2013

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