BCT joins with the Town of Brewster to create trails on BCT and public lands. Partnering with other groups, BCT has produced trail maps to encourage walkers to enjoy the peace and beauty of undeveloped land and appreciate the importance of open space. Informative talks by naturalists and local historians further the appreciation of the town and our natural resources.
Eddy Bay Trail on Lower Road: The Eddy Bay Trail is a mile-long trail from Lower Road to the Cape Cod Bay Overlook. Rising dramatically straight up from the beach, it is the highest bluff in Brewster overlooking the Bay. Near the trailhead, you will see the dry-wall foundation of the Hassard home and barn (c. 1870). The house was later abandoned and used by the Thorndikes (the Eddys’ grandparents) as a cranberry shed for the then-extensive bogs on the south side of Lower Road. Behind the ruins of the foundation, look for a secret treasure—a grove of mature American holly trees.
Windmill Meadow on Route 6A: The blazing reds, oranges and yellows of fall draw visitors in. These two acres, called Windmill Meadow, were purchased by the Brewster Conservation Trust just next to Drummer Boy Park on Route 6A. A winding path through the meadow creates a walking labyrinth through the hip-high plants. The path reveals little blue stem, jewelweed, sumac, goldenrod, clover, yarrow, Queen Anne’s lace, wild asters and clover. The “whale rock” has been cleared of briers so children may climb it, and there are picnic tables and trees perfect for climbing.