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    One of many beautiful views from Clapboard East Preserve looking toward Falmouth Foreside.

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    Hugh Smith, a member of the Falmouth Land Trust, enjoys a walk along one of many ledges around Clapboard East Preserve on Clapboard Island.

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    Visitors are greeted by an information sign at the Clapboard East Preserve.

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    An osprey nest rests in a tall tree on Clapboard East Preserve, recently purchased for use by the public with money raised by Land for Maine's Future Program, Falmouth Land Trust and Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

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    A flag always flies next to Flag Beach.

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    Sunrise Beach is on the east side of the island.

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    A variety of birds populate the waters around Clapboard Island. Falmouth boats are seen in the distance.

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    Flag Beach is just one of many beaches allowing the landing of flat-bottom boats by visitors.

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    One of a number of direction signs pointing to trails to the different beaches on the island.

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    A lobster boat cruises through the view of Falmouth and Cumberland Foresides from Flag Beach, one of many scenic views around the preserve, both east and west.

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    All of the Clapboard East Preserve contains natural scenery and beaches with tide-delivered debris, including a lobster buoy.

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    This tree-framed view of Clapboard East Preserve shows one of the beaches handy for landing flat bottom boats.

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    Ledges and rock outcropping line the shores of Clapboard East Preserve on Clapboard Island in Falmouth recently purchased for use by the public with money raised by Land for Maine's Future Program, Falmouth Land Trust and Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

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    Sunrise Beach on Clapboard East Preserve on Clapboard Island is on the East side of the island and looks down Hussey Sound to the open ocean in a distance.

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    All of the Clapboard East Preserve contains natural scenery unchanged after members of the Falmouth Land Trust and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, with help from many donors and Land for Maine's Future Program, purchased the land for public use.

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    Natural driftwood logs, washed up on Sunrise Beach, make for perfect seating for visitors to the East side of the island.

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    Colorful algae and crushed mussel shells line the ledges around Clapboard East Preserve.

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    A plant-filled ledge sits just off a beach on Clapboard East Preserve.

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