Wellfleet Conservation Trust
EVENTS

Eighth Annual Walk in Wellfleet

Wellfleet Conservation Trust held its 8th Annual Guided Walk on Saturday, September 6th throughout the former Fresh Brook Village settlement in South Wellfleet.  Over 75 participated in the walk this year.  Presentations were made by Bill Iacuessa, Mark Gabriel, Pam Tice, Brent Ellis and Dwight Estey.  Thanks to all and to the walk leaders who made this another successful WCT event.

The WCT Annual Guided Walk is a tradition that began in 2007 to explore areas of Wellfleet with historical significance and to experience the beauty of Wellfleet’s conservation lands while being guided by naturalists and other local experts who share their knowledge of the history, geology, and ecology of the areas being explored.


This year’s walk explored the “lost” village of Fresh Brook within Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS) which was originally settled in the 1730’s, including the site of Aunt Lydia’s Tavern. After the village was abandoned, a Boston sport-fisherman stocked Fresh Brook with trout and converted the area into a fishing camp. Shortly before WWII, the U.S. Army took possession of the area to create Camp Wellfleet and then transferred title to the National Park Service after the creation of CCNS in 1961.

 

Pictured below is Pam Tice, speaking on the history of Camp Wellfleet before the walk began.

 

 


 

 

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Robert Gordon Hankey Memorial

 

 

WCT President Denny O'Connell and Eleanor Stefani at the dedication of the Robert Gordon Hankey Memorial, Saturday, August 17, 2013

 

PAST EVENTS

read about and see pictures from past events

If you have suggestions for other activities or events please contact us at info@wellfleetconservationtrust.org.

Wellfleet Conservation Trust - Web Site Home Donate now through Network for Good