Sandy Pond Conservation Area is located off Buck Island Road between Camp Street and Higgins Crowell Road, it is adjacent to the popular Sandy Pond Recreation Area. The main walking trail leads around the entire pond and connects to other trails to the north, west, and east. These other trails go for miles and can lead to Buck Island Road, the water tower, Horse Pond Conservation Area, Chandler Grey Cemetery, Mill Creek, the power lines, and eventually at the furthest point, Higgins Crowell Road. Most of the trail weaves through thick forest and many unmaintained side trails lead to private roads or homes.
Sandy Pond is a classic “kettle” pond (a large depression left behind when glacial ice melted and since filled with fresh water) with steep slopes and is approximately twelve acres in area. The maximum depth of the pond is approximately 35 feet. Town Brook originates at the northwestern perimeter of the pond, winds its way through Robbins Swamp, and eventually empties into Baxter Grist Mill Pond along Route 28 in West Yarmouth.
The conservation property was acquired by the Town in the early 1980’s from the Bragington-Smith Family. Sandy Pond Recreation Area has something for everyone (no sticker or fee required) - with features including playing courts and fields, a dog park, a playground, and a sandy beach at the pond, with a lifeguard on duty May-September.
Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails any time of year and on the beach between September 15 and March 15.
Downloadable Trail Map
Parking and access to the trail head is through the Sandy Pond Recreation Area