Great Horned Owl at Little Bay LbNA # 35690
|Placed Date||Oct 1 2007|
Little Bay Conservation Area. The jewel in the crown of Fairhaven’s recreation areas. Hotspot for warblers in fall and spring. (Don't know what effect the coming wind turbines will have!)
I replaced the box, which was totally destroyed by water, on January 15, 2012
Replaced again (water) March 26. 2016
1. LONGER, SCENIC ROUTE.
Take Little Bay Road off Sconticut Neck Road all the way to the end. From the parking lot, you can take a little side trip and head east to the water. After checking out the marshes and islands, go back toward the lot, but instead of going to your car, keep on the paved road.
This area is one of the oldest settled by Europeans in the town. The Pope family lived here and you can see remnants of buildings that were finally all razed in the 1980s or so.
Mabel Potter wrote about this area. She calls it “upper Sconticut Neck.”ť
You can read her paper at:
There was also an old summer camp for girls here. You can see a brochure at:
So keep on this path until you get to the radio tower road on the right.
From the telephone pole near the road, keep on the bike path and count out 80 paces. There’s a little bend in the path and on the right there’s a little pine tree. Go into the woods and follow the path fifty paces. There’s a big tree, a holly tree and a big rock on the right. The letterbox is here.
2. SHORTER, LESS SCENIC ROUTE
From Route 6 turn onto Arsene Street. Go all the way till you get to the bike path. At the stop sign, turn left and park near the bike path sign.
Walk on the bike path back toward Arsene Street and take the path to the left. From the yellow post in the diamond, count 475 paces. There the path will bend a little. Stop and look to your left. You’ll see a little pine tree near a path into the woods. Go into the woods and follow the
path fifty paces. There’s a big tree, a holly tree and a big rock on the right. The letterbox is here.