Walking the Cape and Islands  by David Weintraub

Walking the Cape and Islands Guide Book

by David Weintraub (Menasha Ridge Press)
Walking the Cape and Islands  by David Weintraub
Walking the Cape and Islands is the only comprehensive guide to the best walking and hiking trails on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. Enjoy pine forests, windswept dunes, freshwater ponds, and wave-washed beaches as you stroll through scenic Cape Cod National Seashore, Nickerson State Park, Martha's Vineyard Land Bank properties, Nantucket's land bank and conservation areas, and many state and local parks and open spaces. Suitable for all abilities, the 72 walks and hikes described here range in length from 0.4 miles to 11.2 miles. Families with children will especially enjoy many of the shorter, easier walks. The book describes the area's history, climate, and geology, and tells how to have a safe and enjoyable outing. At-a-Glance Info offers details such as distance, difficulty, walk time, trail surface, facilities available, and whether bicycles, dogs, or hunting are allowed.

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Trails from the "Walking the Cape and Islands" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 68.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 68.

This moderate walk is but a brief introduction to the Middle Moors, a vast tract of rolling hills, kettle ponds, and cranberry bogs in the heart of Nantucket. Although John Muir derided sheep as “ho ...
Nantucket, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
This easy jaunt around Grassy Pond has something for everyone. Plant enthusiasts will enjoy the fine collection of native and nonnative trees and shrubs, the variety of forest, meadow, and wetland wil ...
Falmouth, MA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.1
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This easy jaunt explores a conservation area bordering Harwich’s Herring River. Along the way, you’ll enjoy an overview of a vast cattail marsh and a look at a fish ladder designed to help migrating a ...
Harwich, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
This circuit of Boiling Springs Pond, also called Smiling Pool, explores an area beloved by Sandwich native Thornton W. Burgess (1874–1965), creator of Peter Rabbit and other memorable characters in h ...
Sandwich, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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Bordering the tiny Jenkins Wildlife Sanctuary, this ample conservation area is a treasure trove of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. The walk described below traverses the east side of the area t ...
Barnstable, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This short stroll visits a 42-acre property owned by the Nantucket Islands Land Bank, a land-acquisition program funded by a transfer fee on the sale of Nantucket real estate. This program, started ...
Nantucket, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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This traverse of an important Mid-Cape conservation area encounters a variety of different habitats— forest, thickets, salt marsh—and affords visitors the chance to study the plants and animals living ...
Yarmouth, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
Follow the John Wing Trail to Wing’s Island, a low wooded hill bordered by salt marsh and Cape Cod Bay, and imagine yourself transported back in time. Early settlers harvested salt hay from the marshe ...
Brewster, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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This mostly shaded loop, great on a hot day, explores one of the Cape’s few remaining stands of Atlantic white cedar, located on the former site of Camp Wellfleet, a U.S. Army base. Trailside markers ...
Wellfleet, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
This classic stroll, which loops around a freshwater wetland and visits a secluded American beech forest, is perfect for nature lovers. Plant enthusiasts will enjoy the variety of trees and shrubs, ma ...
Provincetown, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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This hike, one of the best on Cape Cod, explores the dunes, salt marshes, and upland forests on Griffin Island, Great Island, and Great Beach Hill, all part of Cape Cod National Seashore. Great Island ...
Wellfleet, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
This excursion, a fine off-season trek, takes you from the hustle and bustle of Provincetown, across Provincetown Harbor via a dike, to the remote, windswept tip of Cape Cod, where Long Point Light st ...
Provincetown, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
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Don’t miss this scenic stroll beside Nauset Marsh, one of the Cape’s natural wonders and setting for two classics of nature writing—The Outermost House, by Henry Beston, and The House on Nauset Marsh, ...
Eastham, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
Views of the Atlantic Ocean from Bearberry Hill, along with a visit to a cranberry bog and the restored Bog House, highlight this short loop through the Truro hills. Asters and goldenrods blooming in ...
Truro, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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This scenic, mostly shady circuit in the Truro Hills has something for everyone—vistas of the Atlantic Ocean to admire, a wide variety of native plants to study, birds to see and hear. Part of the rou ...
Truro, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
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 t ...
Truro, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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This walk in Cape Cod National Seashore takes you from the Province Lands Visitor Center to Race Point Light, on the westernmost tip of Provincetown. The route uses the paved Province Lands Bicycle ...
Provincetown, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
This rewarding loop combines two terrific trails— one that explores the Red Maple Swamp, the other that circles Fort Hill. Along the way, you’ll encounter a number of different habitats—kettle-hole sw ...
Eastham, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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This athletic circuit passes seven kettle ponds that lie close to the Wellfleet–Truro line. Well shaded by towering pitch pines and a variety of other trees, enjoy this walk on a hot day or, even bett ...
Wellfleet, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
This short, easy walk is the perfect answer to the question “Why preserve open space?” Located a few minutes from bustling Edgartown and sandwiched between busy highways and housing developments, the ...
Edgartown, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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