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Punkhorn Parklands
Brewster, Massachusetts 02631
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Coordinates: 41.7355679, -70.1031605
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About Punkhorn Parklands
The massive 835-acre Punkhorn Parklands area was taken by the Town in the 80s through eminent domain. This acquisition represents one of the largest and most ecologically significant protected areas on Cape Cod and is by far the largest contagiously preserved property in Brewster. The parklands are primarily forested and support a network of trails. However, this area is also notable for the collection of ponds that it contains. There are a number of large kettle ponds, plus a fair contingent of smaller ones, and for the most part, all are acknowledged as possessing quite good water quality. Sometimes called the “noble ponds of the Punkhorn” these scattered ponds offer remarkable hidden gems to visitors throughout the parklands. The massive area also contains a number of important water department facilities, including a water treatment station as well as a number of well sites, and was originally acquired for that reason. It represents an important recharge area for the Town’s water supply and has been vital since its acquisition in maintaining the high quality of Brewster’s water supply.
From Punkhorn Parklands webpage