Points of Interest
Help us protect Martha’s Point! We would like you to visit, but please stay on the designated paths to protect the delicate vegetation.
Martha’s Point is a special place for several reasons. It provides a beautiful view of the Sudbury River as it slowly meanders beside Conantum. To the right (south) is Fairhaven Bay. The Marlboro Formation, a geologic band containing calcite in paper-thin layers, runs from Martha’s Point to Lee’s Bridge (Rt. 117). Outcroppings of these calcite layers support rarer plants that thrive in circumneutral (sweeter) soils. In and around the ledges at Martha’s Point some of the rarer plants include the cliff dwelling ferns – ebony and maidenhair spleenworts, and blunt-lobed woodsia, rock spike moss (Selaginella rupestris), early saxifrage, columbine, black snakeroot, early buttercup, rue anemone, and more.