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Quammox Preserve


30.6 acres


The southwesterly flank of Washaqua Hill is conserved here, with its long-distance view of the Norton Point Beach. In the foreground is a sloping meadow leading down to a small salt-pond braced by a 550’-long cobble beach. Boats may be launched into the Katama Bay at the foot of the Quammox Road; short-term drop-off parking is provided there, with longer-term parking in the trailhead up the hill.


Start at the intersection of the Chappaquiddick and Quammox Roads. Proceed down the Quammox Road 0.1 miles and turn left into trailhead.

Historical Highlights

  • preserve is named for the public way, Quammox Road, that runs from “five corners” to Katama Bay; the name “Quamoks” dates as far back as 1722 where it was mentioned in a deed

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