Cape Cod National Seashore - Pilgrim Spring Area - Small’s Swamp Trail

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Short in length but rich in history and plant life, this loop around Small’s Swamp, at the bottom of a glacial kettle hole, is a rewarding walk back in time. Native Americans, the newcomers aboard the Mayflower, and 19th-century farmers all had a stake in this little plot of ground, which is now preserved for us to enjoy. Trailside markers identify some of the common plants. (While here, also visit the Pilgrim Spring Trail, which departs from the same trailhead as the trail to Small’s Swamp.)
Walking the Cape and Islands

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Walking the Cape and Islands

by David Weintraub (Menasha Ridge Press)

Short in length but rich in history and plant life, this loop around Small’s Swamp, at the bottom of a glacial kettle hole, is a rewarding walk back in time. Native Americans, the newcomers aboard the Mayflower, and 19th-century farmers all had a stake in this little plot of ground, which is now preserved for us to enjoy. Trailside markers identify some of the common plants. (While here, also visit the Pilgrim Spring Trail, which departs from the same trailhead as the trail to Small’s Swamp.)

©   David Weintraub/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Truro
Length: 0.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Cape Cod National Seashore
Local Maps: USGS North Truro
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