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Hiking Trails

Martha's Vineyard

Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge ~ 508.627.7689
Dike Road - Chappaquiddick Island, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
Moderate hiking along 14 miles of oversand vehicle and walking trails, plus beach front.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary ~ 508.627.4850
100 Felix Neck Drive , Edgartown, MA 02539
Four miles of trails through woodlands, meadows, ponds, salt marsh, and along shorelines allow for exploration, discovery, and quiet contemplation.

Wasque Reservation ~ 508.627.3599
Wasque Road - Chappaquidick Island, Martha's Vineyard , MA 02539
Chappaquidick is the easternmost natural appendage of Martha's Vineyard


Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge ~
Wauwinet Rd., Nantucket, MA 02554
"Comprising a pair of long, fingery peninsulas, Coskata Coatue (co-skate-uh coat-oo) Wildlife Refuge is both a popular summer vacation destination and a fragile, wild and semi-remote coastscape. Most easily accessible by boat or oversand vehicle, the refuge also draws trampers and naturalists eager to observe shorebirds, raptors, and Great Point Light."

Sesachacha Heathlands Wildlife Sanctuary ~ 508.228.9208
Barnard Valley Road, Nantucket, MA 02554
The sanctuary contains fine examples of coastal heathland and sand-plain grassland, two of the states rarest habitats. The sanctuary's trails are unpaved, sandy cart paths.

Lower Cape

Bell's Neck Conservation Lands ~
Bell's Neck Road, Harwich, MA 02645
259 acres with trail length of 2.75 miles

Janet DeFulvio Boardwalk ~
Route 28, West Harwich, MA 02671
Handicapped accessible. Owned by the Harwich Conservation Trust

Kent's Point Conservation Area ~
Frost Fish Lane, Orleans, MA 02653
Orleans Conservation Trust land contains more than a mile of undeveloped shoreline, and fronts on Lonnie's Pond, Little Pleasant Bay and Frost Fish Creek. 27.7 acres; 1.5 miles total trail length.

Mill Pond Conservation Area ~
13 Champlain Road, Orleans, MA 02653
Orleans Conservation Tust - preserve is made up of 13 acres with a 1-mile trail stretching from Champlain Road to the shores of Mill Pond.

Nickerson State Park ~
Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631

Punkhorn Parklands ~
Run HIll Road, Brewster, MA 02631

Sand Pond Woodlands ~
Great Western Road, Harwich, MA 02645
50 acres, with a trail length of 0.5 mile

Thompson's Field ~
Route 39 , Harwich, MA 02645

Three Ponds Conservation Area ~
Quanset Road, South Orleans, MA 02653
Orleans Conservation Trust - 125+ acres including Meadow Bog, Sarah's Pond, Twinings Pond

Wing Island ~
Route 6A at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, MA 02631

Mid Cape

Barnstable Great Marsh Wildlife Santuary ~
Route 6A, West Barnstable, MA 02668
Mass Audubon Society - 1.5 miles of trails with two ponds, shady oak woodlands, and a coastal overlook with spectacular views of the Barnstable Harbor and Sandy Neck Barrier Beach.

Botanical Trails ~
Route 6A (behind the Post Office), Yarmouth Port, MA 02675

Crocker Neck Conservation Area ~
Santuit Road, Cotuit, MA 02635

Crowe's Pasture ~
South Street, Dennis, MA 02638

Hathaway's Pond Recreation Area ~
Phinney's Lane, Barnstable, MA 02630

Indian Lands Conservation Area ~
Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Mass Audubon Long Pasture ~
345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable, MA 02630
2.5 miles of woodland and meadow walking trails lead to a view of Barnstable Harbor flanked by the dunes of Sandy Neck Barrier Beach

Old Jail Lane Conservation Area ~
Old Jail Lane, Barnstable , MA 02630
Park directly off Old Jail Lane (small marked lot), walk to the end of a private way to the trail-head. Please be considerate of private home on the left.

Sandy Neck Recreation Area ~
Sandy Neck Road (off Route 6A), West Barnstable, MA 02668

Swan Pond Overlook ~
Center Street, Dennis, MA 02638

West Barnstable Conservation Area ~
Route 149 , West Barnstable, MA 02668

Outer Cape

Atlantic White Cedar Swamp ~
Marconi Station Area off Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663

Bayberry Hill Conservation Area and Trails ~
Lieutenant Island Road, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
8.7 acres with a total trail distance of 0.9 miles.

Beech Forest Trail ~
Race Point Road, Provincetown, MA 02657

Box Turtle Woods Conservation Area and Trails ~
Lieutenant Island Road, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
6.44 acres, surrounded by approximately 43.1 acres of intertidal marsh conservation land. The trail distance is 0.4 miles.

Buttonbush Trail ~
Salt Pond Visitor Center on Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
Length: one fourth mile, Feautures: Guide ropes and Braille text signs, boardwalk bridge over Buttonbush Pond, Conditions: Easy, moderate grade walking.

Cape Cod National Seashore ~
Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642

Cape Cod National Seashore ~
Route 6 at Marconi Beach, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Cape Cod National Seashore ~ 508.487.1256
Race Point Road, Provincetown, MA 02657

Charles and Adelaide Walker Family Conservation ~
Coles Neck Road, North Wellfleet, MA 02667
8.3 acres; 0.6 miles of trails

Doane Trail ~
Doane and Nauset Roads, Eastham, MA 02642
Length: one half mile; Feautures: Views of Nauset Marsh, climbing rock, picnic area; Conditions: Easy, wheel chair accessible grade. Seasonal restrooms.

Drummer Cove Conservation Area and Trails ~
170 Pond Ave, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Length & Extent of Trail: 1.1 miles; 11.3 acres plus easements. Conservation Area includes salt marsh, tidal flats, coastal bank and oak pine forest on its upland

Fort Hill Trail ~
Governer Prence Rd (off Route 6), Eastham, MA 02642
Length: One and one half miles; Feautures: Crosses open fields, connects to Red Maple Swamp Trail, views of Nauset Marsh; Conditions: Moderate walking difficulty. Seasonal restrooms.

Fox Island Marsh and Pilgrim Spring Woodlands ~
Baker Road Trailhead, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Forest 68 acres; Marsh 100 acres; Walking Trails 1.75 miles

Great Island Trail ~
Chequesset Neck Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667
3.9 or 8.8 miles round trip (3.9 tavern loop round; 8.8 Jeremy Point overlook including tavern loop.) Allow three to five hours to explore Great Island.

Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay ~
291 State Highway - Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
5 miles of trails

Nauset Marsh Trail ~
Salt Pond Visitor Center ~ Route 6, Eastham, MA 02652
Length: one mile; Feautures: Winds along the edge of Salt Pond and Nauset marsh, crosses fields and recovering forest. Spectacular views! Conditions: Easy, moderate grade. Restrooms at Salt Pond Visitor center.

Pamet Cranberry BogTrail ~
North Pamet Road, Truro, MA 02666

Pilgrim Spring Trail ~
Pilgrim Heights off Route 6, North Truro, MA 02652

Ralph and Dorothy Clover Conservation Area ~
Old County Road, South Wellfeet, MA 02663
8 acres leading to the Cape Cod National Seashore; 0.4 miles of trails, connecting with more in the National Seashore

Red Maple Swamp Trail ~
Fort Hill at Governer Prence Road, Eastham, MA 02642
Length: one half mile, Feautures: boardwalk sections loop through Red Maple Swamp, Conditions: moderate walking difficulty, some tree roots.

Small's Swamp Trail ~
Pilgrims Height off Route 6, North Truro, MA 02652

Upper Cape

Ashumet Holly Wildlife Santuary ~
Ashumet Road, East Falmouth, MA 02536
Length: varying trail lengths over 45 acre preserve; Feautures: 65 varities of holly trees, flowering magnolias, dogwoods and rhododenrons, rare wildflowers. Owned by Massachusetts Audubon Society, offers workshops and guided bird walks.

Beebe Woods ~
Depot Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540

Briar Patch ~
Route 6A, East Sandwich, MA 02537
Behind Green Briar Nature Center, Route 6A, 166 acres. Highlights include beechwoods on the shore of the pond, spectacular fall foliage from red maples, and blueberries in the swamp. Dense thickets of briars protect wildlife and provide them with an important food source.

East Sandwich Game Farm ~
510 Route 6A, East Sandwich, MA 02537

Four Ponds Park and Town Forest ~
Barlows Landing Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Green Briar Nature Center ~
Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537

Lowell Holly Reservation ~
South Sandwich Road, Mashpee, MA 02649

Mashpee River Woodlands ~
Quinaquisset Road, Mashpee, MA 02649

Nivling Alexander Reserve ~
Shore and Thaxter Roads, Bourne, MA 02532

Scusset Beach State Reservation ~ 508.888.0859
20 Scusset Beach Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve ~ 508.457.0495
149 Waquoit Highway, Waquoit, MA 02536
There are marked walking trails located at the Reserve Headquarters, the Quashnet River area, South Cape Beach State Park, and Washburn Island.

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