Protected Lands Catalog
Property ID: BLT #130
Grantor: Mary Barton Land Conservation Trust
Acquisition Date: June 30, 2011
Locations: 58 Putnam Avenue (Ropes Field); 850 Old Post Road and 0 Cordwood Road (Almy Sanctuary and Cedar Swamp); 0 Putnam Avenue & 435 Cordwood Road (Eagle Pond Sanctuary), 9 lots on Landers Lane (Bell Farm); all in Cotuit
Description: BLT acquired 152 acres – all of the natural assets of the Mary Barton Land Conservation Trust. The primary focus is the kettle hole pond for which the popular Eagle Pond Sanctuary is named. This unique habitat encompasses the mature pine forest that encircles the pond and three saucer ponds (including a vernal pool). The meadows at Ropes Field and historic Bell Farm and a rare Atlantic White Cedar Swamp plus the pathways that connect them are also among the assets. Three parcels of BLT-owned land, totaling 34 acres [BLT #25, #105, #121] connect the MBLCT lands. A 183-acre connected greenbelt is now under BLT’s stewardship.
View trail map here.
Habitat: Woodlands, wetlands, open fields, white cedar swamp and 8.5-acre pond
Parcel ID: Town of Barnstable Assessor’s
Ropes Field: #036036
Almy Cedar Swamp: #054023 and #073004
Eagle Pond: #055001 and #054006002
Bell Farm: #054029001, 002, 003, 010 & 011 and #037022, 037021001, 002, 003 (9 lots I total abutting Landers Lane; also Landers Lane)