Sorry to report that Tom Sidar, executive director of the Frenchman Bay Converancy, has confirmed that the lobster pound on its Tidal Falls preserve will no operate this summer. He does offer a few alternatives, though:
That is correct. The restaurant at Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s Tidal Falls Preserve will not be open this summer. However, on northbound Route One , Mano’s Restaurant will be adding lobster rolls to their take out menu and on southbound Route One, The Bridge Restaurant will have fried clams and clam chowder for takeout. These restaurants are just a few miles from the Preserve. There will be 32 picnic tables on the lawn and in the covered pavilion for picnickers. the best time to see the reversing falls is one hour before low tide. Very dramatic whitewater. Eagles, seals, kingfishers and many species of duck are commonly sighted at the Preserve. Ample parking including Handicapped spaces. Easily accessible from Route One — about 1 ½ miles.
This is truly a special place, and if you time it right, it’s well worth the effort of picking up a picnic elsewhere. Let’s hope the lobster returns in 2010. UPDATE: Closure is permanent, per FBC, which is hosting concerts here and hopes to launch an environmental education program here in the future.
By the way, Frenchman Bay has some wonderful preserves for hiking and bird watching. New last year was North Corea Health. Check it out. And if you can, support this organization with your time or money.