On the way home from Sandwich one day, we made a quick visit to the Shawme Pond Dam. The upper pond is a bit higher up than the lower pond, which is seen here from the short trail that leads to the dam.
There was an old, and small, dam between the ponds but it was completely redone in 2008, including a herring run. This is looking at the lower pond from the top of the dam.
Mom & Dad swans with their five cygnets.
The wildflowers are spectacular.
The little waterfall.
Upper Shawme Pond, which is actually really large but we didn't feel like hiking down the trail to the viewpoint, as I'd hurt my ankle over a month ago and it's still bothering me.
Trail off to the right goes downhill to where you can see the upper pond.
One of these days I will take this trail which goes down to Quail Hollow, near the old elementary school.