Property Spotlight: Tweedy and Barnes

Oct 10, 2020

Posted October 2, 2020

Written by Kyla Isakson

Looking to combine history and nature on your hike while embracing the fall foliage? Tweedy and Barnes on Blackmore Pond Road in West Wareham is the place to be! This property was named after the Tweedy and Barnes Cranberry Company that stood there, and the central trail follows along an old railroad bed. At the end of this trail, you will see a beautiful view of the Sippican River; please be mindful of the open space where there used to be a railroad bridge. If you look carefully along the trails, you may see remnants of the Cranberry Company.

Tweedy and Barnes is a WLT fee property made up of two parcels. The Wareham Fire District Water Department holds the conservation restriction (CR) for the parcel acquired in 2005, and the Wareham Conservation Commission holds the CR on the parcel acquired in 2015. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds the federal CR on the property.

The preserve includes wetlands, uplands, pines, hardwood forested areas, and abandoned cranberry bogs. Most of this preserve is designated by the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) as BioMap Supporting Natural Landscape and/or Priority Habitat for State-Protected Rare Species. Be sure to keep your eyes out for birds, deer, and rabbits. Experience the beauty of Tweedy and Barnes this fall!

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