Brewster -- Punkhorn Parklands Short Walks on Cape Cod
Start from the parking lot for Punkhorn Parklands at the end of
Run Hill Road (001). Walk south on what is now Westgate Road,
and unpaved, for 0.5 mile to a wide woods road on the left
heading southeast (002). This is Punkhorn Road, marked with a
hand-painted sign. Walk southeast on it for another 0.75 mile,
crossing Eastgate Road, another unpaved road (003).
You will come to a sharp intersection, where a woods road
comes in from the left (004). Walk north on it, passing a few summer
houses on the shore of Seymour Pond. Continue past an
abandoned cranberry bog to a high knob (005). Climb up to the top
and enjoy the view, if you wish.
Backtrack briefly to a trail intersection (006) and walk west on
the trail leading up the rise and into the woods. Soon you will
come to Eastgate Road (007). Walk north on it for another
Walk west and northwest on the path to a fork, bearing right to
cross a wide dirt road which is Massasoit Road (009). Walk across
to the woods road which leads north and west around the
abandoned cranberry bog (010) to the pump house on
Watergate Road and return north to the parking lot.
quarter mile until you see a wide foot path on the left (008). (For a longer walk, continue north on Eastgate Road as for "Calf Field Pond," below.)
Calf Field Pond
Calf Field Pond Trails
From the parking lot for Punkhorn Parklands at the end of Run Hill
(001) walk south on Westgate Road for 0.5 miles to a woods road
heading southeast. This is Punkhorn Road. Follow it to Eastgate
Walk north on Eastgate Road to the pavement, where it becomes
Pond Street (004). Walk northeast on Pond Street until the pavement
ends at a woods road (005). Look for a trail going due north. It will
lead you into the northern part of Punkhorn Parklands, a worthy aesthetic
Walk north past two tiny ponds (006) on your left until the trail curves
around to head due west, at a fork (007). Lots of horses travel this trail,
coming from the barns on Great Fields Road to the north. Turn northwest at the third trail to the right (008).
Calf Field Pond will appear to the north. When you see Calf Field
Pond ahead, walk west again on the foot path at the top of the rise,
with the pond at your right. Pass by foot paths to the pond. At the
T intersection on the woods road (009), walk north briefly to to a
foot path to the right that parallels the shore of Calf Field Pond.
Walk north on it (010).
At the fork (011), walk to the northwest on a woods road which will take
you to another road heading south, near the utility right of way (012).
Walk south on it to the blue arrows (013). Follow them through (014)
to (015), then west to the Run Hill Road entrance (116).
From the main parking lot for Punkhorn Parklands on Run Hill Road,
which turns into a dirt road called Westgate Road, follow the trail
all the way around Eagle Point overlooking Upper Mill Pond (001-005).
At (005), turn right briefly to pick up the trail heading south along
the edge of the abandoned cranberry bog. Continue south, bearing
left at the fork to walk up the rise (006), then to the dirt road (007)
leading to the Mattot cottage (008). Walk south on the foot path to
Westgate Road (009).
At (010) follow the woods road to Archie's Cartway (011). Walk
north to 0.2 mile to a road (012) heading north, then east. Follow
it as circles north (013), then west through (014) to a wide woods
road (015). Follow this road to the southwest.
At the intersection (016), walk south for 0.2 mile (017) to a path that
leads southwest along the shore of Walkers Pond. In about 0.4 mile,
bear left on the path (018) to walk southeast and out to Black Duck
Walk east past Archie's Cartway (020) to Westgate Road (021), then
north on it to return.
To continue the long walk see Punkhorn Parklands