Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod Guide Book

by Cheryl Johnson Huban and Pamela VanDrimlen (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Cape Cod  by Cheryl Johnson Huban and Pamela VanDrimlen

112pp/maps
ISBN: 0762761334

Best Easy Day Hikes Cape Cod and the Islands includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twentythree easy-to-follow hikes on Cape Cod’s sandy shores and its history-rich interior as well as on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Visit secluded ponds, shady woodlands, salt- and freshwater marshes dense with wildlife, rolling hills and heaths, and the beaches that have made this region famous.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 23.
... Preview: The Beech Forest Trail follows the edges of a freshwater pond, then rambles through a beech forest mixed with native pitch pine and scrub oak. A quick walk, this is a great way to familiarize yourself ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Several trails wind through woodlands and across salt marshes in this narrow strip of conservation land. Beautiful and serene, the showstopper here is Gray’s Beach with its spectacular dunes and half- ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Escape the crowds and enjoy one of the most beautiful spots on the Cape. This scenic hike lands you on an expansive beach with endless tidepools at low tide and breathtaking vistas in every direction. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This hike follows the contours of the pond and is made slightly more challenging with climbs in and out of the woods. While sauntering under a canopy of trees, enjoy the cooling breezes and views of t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.9
... Preview: Located in Mashpee and surrounded by the picturesque Popponesset Bay, this easy hike has a small beach area and an observation deck to enjoy on Pinquickset Cove. It’s fun for the whole family. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
East Falmouth, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: In addition to tremendous vistas, this trail offers a good workout and spectacular birding. Great blue herons sweep over the marsh and songbirds fill the air with their sweet voices. Wander through t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This is the one of the most fascinating hikes on Cape Cod. The trail follows a saltwater marsh across a dike of sand that transformed Great Island into a peninsula. The difficulty of this hike is incr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Don’t be fooled by the start of this trail under the power lines. Once you pass the trailhead, this loop explores a small nook of the Bass River and allows you to observe blue herons, search for tree ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: The 632 acres of this preserve make it one of the largest on the Vineyard. Primarily dedicated to the protection of wildlife, only part of the preserve is open to the public. The pine-oak forest opens ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Edgemere, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Heavily wooded and hilly trails provide a great workout, complete with breathtaking views of the Mashpee River. This is one of the longer hikes in the book; take your time while sea birds pass overhea ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
East Falmouth, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: A great place for beachgoers and picnic lovers, this trail provides a wonderful setting to sit and relax beachfront on the pond and eat a delicious picnic lunch. This trail is frequented by dog lovers ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
East Falmouth, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This trail winds through oak woodland and heath that cover the rolling hills sweeping up to the edge of great sand cliffs. Standing 150 feet above a stretch of rocky beach, the cliffs are one of the b ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Chilmark, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: On the tip of Morris Island, this trail shadows Nantucket Sound. Very steep stairs and soft sand may make this a less attractive hike for the faint of heart. If you attempt the hike, you will be rewar ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Pilgrim Spring and Small’s Swamp are two trails that wind around and above a kettle swamp and marsh formed when a buildup of sand closed off the ocean in 1869. The trails together form a figure 8. An ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: This is a delightful romp through pitch pine woods, along ridges with views of the forest and lush undergrowth—and best of all, a firsthand look at working cranberry bogs. The reserve is the perfect a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
East Falmouth, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This spectacular loop edges Salt Pond as well as the bay. With marshy sections, the tide can be an issue, but the views once you cross into the wooded section are well worth the wait. Intermingled wit ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: This trail explores the southern half of Nantucket. The trail meanders through a beautiful, open field ending at a lush, secluded beach. This is a well-marked walk that teaches the agricultural roots ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Nantucket, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: This trail is unlike any other in this book. It is a wonderful way to see beautiful Quissett Bay with winding, wooded paths leading to “The Knob.” This spit of land surrounded by water on three sides ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
East Falmouth, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Take a stroll along these wooded trails where Thornton Burgess was inspired to write. Though the path begins steeply, the grade lessens along the first trail, making this trip suitable for most hikers ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: This is the perfect sunset beach stroll. Harding’s Beach is a spit of sand dividing the ocean from Oyster River and Stage Harbor. Plan to watch the sun set into Nantucket Sound or bring a picnic and s ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod"
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2