Shaw’s Lane Connector

Shaws ConnectorIt’s All About Connections
We need your help to conserve the Shaw’s Lane Connector, a vital link in Cape Cod Pathways. With your support, Barnstable Land Trust will move one step closer to purchasing these 3.47 acres of woodlands in bucolic West Barnstable.

Two years ago the 1717 Meetinghouse Foundation, which owns the land, understood its importance and asked BLT to purchase it rather than see it be lost to development.

We’re Almost There!
Thanks to recent community support from the Cape Cod Five Cents Saving Bank, the Fields Pond Foundation, and the Town of Barnstable Community Preservation Act, only $35,000 remains to be raised to protect this critical link in our Town’s 25-mile Pathways trail network.

Cape Cod Pathways
The Cape Cod Pathways, a system of linked trails from Provincetown to Falmouth and Bourne, began in 1993. The Shaw’s Lane Property on Church Street connects BLT’s adjacent 2.5-acre Moss Property to the Town-owned Jenkins Wildlife Reservation and Bridge Creek Conservation areas, and will:

  • Provide public access for walking, jogging, cross-country skiing, bird watching, etc.;
  • Protect a diverse woodland wildlife habitat;
  • Safeguard water quality; and
  • Preserve West Barnstable’s scenic, historic, and cultural character.

Connect to Protect!
Now all we need is the support of people – like you – who care. Contributions of any size from you, your friends and neighbors will make a difference.

You may contribute online or send a check payable to Barnstable Land Trust, PO Box 224, Cotuit, MA 02635. Please note that it’s a donation towards the trail. Thank you for making this trail link and related habitat conservation a reality.

The 3.47-acre Shaw's Connector is noted in pink; red & blue dots indicate Pathways trails.

The 3.47-acre Shaw’s Connector is noted in pink; red & blue dots indicate Pathways trails.