Poucha Pond Reservation
The sky plunges into view just a short walk from this property’s trailhead — the oaks part and grasslands slope down toward Poucha Pond. But sky vies for attention with water, notably the Nantucket Sound, where in the east the Nantucket Islands are visible. At the base of the hill is the Poucha Pond marsh, whose flatness is a visual juxtaposition from the aerie that hikers were enjoying just minutes earlier. This is a good place to spot herons and egrets feeding in the low saltmarsh.
- Difficulty rating: Easy
- Trail: 200’ of hardened trail to meadow overlook
- Points of Interest: Expansive views of Poucha Pond and distant Nantucket Island
- Benches: 1
Trailhead and bicycle rack located on-site; turn left off the asphalt road 4.1 miles from the ferry slip.
- local farmers used the marsh here for cutting and selling salt hay for bedding and mulch; salt hay makes valuable mulch because it contains no weed seeds