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Red Maple Swamp Trail At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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I have posted several photographs of the boardwalk that goes over the Red Maple Swamp at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. But I have never posted one of the swamp itself.

You can see why a boardwalk is needed when the water is high. (There is still  a little ice  on the swamp.) Even in summer when the water is low, it is very muddy so a boardwalk is much needed to enjoy the hike.

Red Maple Trail is a beautiful hike down a trail in the woods and then through the swamp and, soon you will be able to continue the loop all the way around and back through the meadow!

Pretty, don’t you think?

 

Eastern Red Cedar Trees At Fort Hill In Eastham On Cape Cod

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It was really cool to see the cut Eastern Red Cedar trees at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. They are thinning the forest while using the wood to anchor the boardwalk that is being repaired along the Red Maple Swamp Trail.

I knew they were called Eastern red Cedar trees, but I never fully realized why. Look at the inside of the tree. Wow! It is really red!

Part of the Red Maple Swamp Trail has been closed for a number of years, but should reopen this spring. What  a treat that will be! This trail makes a loop from Fort Hill through the swamp to Hemenway Landing and then back up to Fort Hill. The views are spectacular.

It is  a beautiful hike and a must if you are in the area!