D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Area

D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Area

Bay Road Harwich, Massachusetts 02645

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D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Area map

About this Location

In 2003, the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and the Trust for Public Land helped the Town preserve 42 acres of this 77-acre assemblage. This landscape was saved thanks to more than 1,100 HCT donors; challenge grants from Wequassett Resort and others; town and federal funds. HCT holds a permanent conservation restriction on the town’s 42 acres. The land stretches nearly one-half mile along Monomoy River (Muddy Creek) with a scenic view of Pleasant Bay.

HCT helped preserve this land to protect the Pleasant Bay estuary, public drinking water supply, cultural history, wildlife habitat, walking trails, and a stunning view from Route 28 of woods rambling down to the water. This singular landscape is dedicated in memory and honor of D. Isabel Smith, a founding Trustee of the Harwich Conservation Trust and Chair of the Town’s Real Estate and Open Space Committee. She led conservation successes with grace, persistence, and a sparkle in her eye.

Notable Trails

Acres: 77 Total Trail Length: 1.25 miles

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Area.

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