Secrets of Salt Pond
Falmouth is famous for blue sea and sky, but it’s also home to peaceful woodlands and miles of conservation land offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Off the Beaten Path
Nestled between Surf Drive Beach and the Shining Sea Bikeway lies the peaceful oasis of Salt Pond. Whether you’re a serious birder or simply seeking solace, this is the place for you. Although parking is limited, you can usually score a spot on Elm Road during the off-season. In the summer months, opt for the lot on Locust Street.
Maps are located in two kiosks for scenic walking trails comprising more than 40 acres of open space. This special place is protected by Salt Ponds Areas Bird Sanctuaries, the oldest land conservancy on Cape Cod. Although Salt Pond is lesser-known than her sister property, the Knob in nearby Quissett, we think she’s equally beautiful.
Flat, grassy pathways are easy to navigate, making them perfect for a leisurely stroll or jog around the pond. The lush green of spring and summer is rivaled by the robust bittersweet of early autumn. Once you enter this tranquil oasis, no matter what time of year, you’ll be rewarded with solitude. Spend your afternoon watching osprey soar and dive for the day’s catch, while listening to the cheerful song of birds and peepers.
It’s also one of the best places to catch a Cape Cod sunset – a memory you’ll be sure to take home with you.