| 39. WEAHTAQUA SPRINGS PRESERVE
Seldom has the land bank waited so long to acquire a particular parcel of land: the property comprising the core of this preserve sat on its priority list for close to fifteen years before it became available at a reasonable price. Drinking water protection was the primary goal; the land is squarely in the drawdown zone for the town well at the Upper Lagoon Pond and is known as a property of springs. None flows atop the land itself — they instead surface on the adjacent water district property via a stream known as the Stepping Stones Brook. The property has been named the Weahtaqua Springs Preserve, in honor of the Wampanoag name for land at the head of the Lagoon Pond. The preserve's trail terminates atop an irregular and compact ness with a view of the pond; the contours of the topography here are thrown into particular relief after a snowfall.
Nature study, hiking, picnicking, mountain-biking, horseback-riding,dog-walking, scenic vista.
Park in the trailhead at the Featherstone Farm (property no. 30) and follow signs.
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