Cliff Pond, Flax Pond, and Little Cliff Pond

Brewster, Massachusetts

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Nickerson State Park— one of the largest state parks in Massachusetts, with more than 1,900 acres and 420 campsites draws in many hikers, bikers, and paddlers. If you avoid the peak summer season, you’ll find very pleasant paddling and about the best camping on the Cape. The park’s dozen or so shallow kettle ponds formed approximately 12,000 years ago when large chunks of buried ice melted as glaciers receded. Because significant streams do not feed most kettle ponds, their levels fluctuate seasonally. Three of these ponds— Cliff, Little Cliff, and Flax— provide the best paddling. Expect to see: woodland bird and flower species, recreation enthusiasts.
Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

by Alex Wilson & John Hayes (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Nickerson State Park— one of the largest state parks in Massachusetts, with more than 1,900 acres and 420 campsites draws in many hikers, bikers, and paddlers. If you avoid the peak summer season, you’ll find very pleasant paddling and about the best camping on the Cape.

The park’s dozen or so shallow kettle ponds formed approximately 12,000 years ago when large chunks of buried ice melted as glaciers receded. Because significant streams do not feed most kettle ponds, their levels fluctuate seasonally. Three of these ponds— Cliff, Little Cliff, and Flax— provide the best paddling. Expect to see: woodland bird and flower species, recreation enthusiasts.

©  Alex Wilson & John Hayes/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Brewster
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip, camping available
Class: Class I
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Nickerson State Park
Local Maps: USGS Harwich, Orleans
Driving Directions: Directions to Cliff Pond, Flax Pond, and Little Cliff Pond

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018