Maple Swamp Conservation Lands - Moraine Ramble Trail

Sandwich, Massachusetts

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The Cape’s glacial origins are to thank for this legstretching ramble along the Sandwich moraine. A secluded picnic table with a glancing view of Cape Cod Bay, soon perhaps to be lost to the fast-growing forest, rewards your uphill efforts. The trailhead is on the south side of the parking area at a green gate. Now on a gentle and then moderate climb, the rocky road twists its way to a high point, then begins to descend. Stay on the road through junctions with several trails until you meet a fork. Bear left and almost immediately merge with another dirt road, which rises on a gentle grade. Soon leave the road and turn right onto a trail that climbs steeply to a fork (the branches rejoin after about a quarter mile).
Walking the Cape and Islands

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Walking the Cape and Islands

by David Weintraub (Menasha Ridge Press)

The Cape’s glacial origins are to thank for this legstretching ramble along the Sandwich moraine. A secluded picnic table with a glancing view of Cape Cod Bay, soon perhaps to be lost to the fast-growing forest, rewards your uphill efforts. The trailhead is on the south side of the parking area at a green gate.

Now on a gentle and then moderate climb, the rocky road twists its way to a high point, then begins to descend. Stay on the road through junctions with several trails until you meet a fork. Bear left and almost immediately merge with another dirt road, which rises on a gentle grade. Soon leave the road and turn right onto a trail that climbs steeply to a fork (the branches rejoin after about a quarter mile).

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sandwich
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Maple Swamp Conservation Lands
Local Maps: USGS Sandwich
Driving Directions: Directions to Maple Swamp Conservation Lands - Moraine Ramble Trail

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