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Knowles – Padanaram Reserve

Knowles PadanaramDonors : G.B., James, and William Knowles

Acreage : 29.5

Location : Intersection of Gulf and Smith Neck Roads, on the west side of Smith Neck Road | View Google Map

Year Acquired : 1974 and 1978

Access Point : On Smith Neck Road, about fifty feet from the corner that intersects with Gulf Road

Volunteer Steward(s) : Brad & Susie Jenkins

Trail Map (pdf version)


Description

This property consists of open salt marsh habitat including a portion of salt marsh pond. Much of the habitat is dominated by low bushes and small trees, especially red cedar. The area is filled with flowers in the summer and provides a year long refuge for all sorts of wildlife. An “ecologically elegant” walking path constructed in 1982 loops through the western portion of this property.