Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - John Wing Trail

Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - John Wing Trail

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - John Wing Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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 marshes and produced salt through evaporation of seawater. Agriculture and fires created large open fields and meadows, which were home to many species of birds and butterflies.

A five-year restoration project, begun in 2004, is converting several of Wing’s Island’s woodlands to clearings and will hopefully return some of the species long missing from the area, thus setting back the ecological clock to an earlier era. (If you have time, you can combine this walk with a short stroll on the Lee Baldwin Trail, which leaves from the southeast corner of a parking area just across Route 6A from the museum.)"

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Trail Information

Brewster
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS Orleans
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Jul 2018