Beebe Woods

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Beebe Woods
Vital Statistics
TownFalmouth
WhereTrailheads at Ter Heun Drive (just past Falmouth Hospital) and Highfield Drive (Cape Cod Conservatory).
DistanceApproximately 8 miles worth of trails on 330 acres.
SurfacePine needle, sand, rock, some rooted sections.
Ratings
OverallEasy and moderate
WalkingExcellent
RunningExcellent
BikingGood
HikingExcellent


About The Trail

Many stone walls of the old farm … adjacent to Peterson Farm and connects to trail system around and about the farm … old stone markers identify old property bounds and carriage roads most left from the area’s time as part of the Beebe Estate of the 1870’s through 1932 … quiet but a favorite of locals … easily accessible from downtown and from the bike path … may loops and cross trails make for good distance alternatives … favorite running area of Falmouth Academy XC … some rocky and rooted sections especially in and around the ponds … trail surfaces vary from wood chipped and pine needled through sandy and rocky … mix of groomed, wide trails and primitives … 387 acres … highlights: 1.5 mile trail out to Ice House Pond; large boulder picnic site .25 mile from Cape Cod Conservatory parking; kettle pond known as The Punch Bowl … sign on one of the trails to Highfield Hall, 1878 summer mansion of E. Pierson Beebe, now part of Arts on the Hill - historic restoration and recreation/cultural area … donated to the town of Falmouth in 1966 by Mr./Mrs. Josiah K. Lilly … originally held by James Beebe of Boston, owner of dry goods store which eventually became Jordan Marsh …

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