ORLEANS – Kent’s Point Conservation Area in Orleans is a superlative conservation area, just a few miles from the center of town. You’ll need a map to find it but it is well worth exploring.
Kent’s Point is known for being dog-friendly. One of us is a self-proclaimed dog person. The other sometimes mistakes enthusiastic dogs for vicious coyotes. But all dogs we met were delightful and well-behaved. We didn’t see too many other walkers without dogs but no-one seemed to look at us and our dog-less status with suspicion.
As to the Point: wide, lovely trails, and views, first peekaboo and then panoramic, of waterways. Looking at a map for confirmation, we caught glimpses of no less than four waterways during our walk: Lonnies Pond; the River; Frost Fish Cove and Little Pleasant Bay.
The area is known for birdlife but we didn’t see too many. Mostly, we admired boats, bobbing lazily down the adjacent waterways. A perfect place to be on a Cape Cod summer day.
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