I had not been over to my favorite little trail to the beach on the bay side in a long time. The weather has been fairly cold and windy most of the winter. And then we saw a few springlike days and it was glorious! (Click on blog link for other photo.)
I took 2 photographs of the trail with the 2nd one of them a bit closer than the other. I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. What do you think?
It was a beautiful, sunny day at Fort Hill and the light on Indian Rock at Skill Hill at Fort Hill was just beautiful. You can really see the carvings made by the Native Americans. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
Indian Rock was a “community grinding rock, one of four such rocks found in the Nauset area. The Indians used the abrasive qualities of the fine-grained metamorphic rock to grind and polish implements made of stone and animal bones, such as stone axes or bone fishhooks.
Indian Rock was originally located in the mud of the marsh below where it now sits on Skiff Hill. The National Park Service moved the 20-ton boulder to this site in 1965.”
There are so many trails to choose from at Nickerson State Park in Brewster. You can go for a long hike or a short walk, in the woods or by one of the many kettle ponds. They are all well marked with different colors and different signs. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
This is the trail around Cliff Pond which is marked with a yellow marker on the trees. . No matter where you start it, you can follow the markers or signs and not get lost. Have you ever hiked Nickerson State Park? This is a really pretty 3 mile hike around Cliff Pond.
I love the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill which has a boardwalk where you walk over the bogs which are especially wet this time of the year. (Click on blog link for full photo.)
Pretty, don’t you think?
There are so many glacial rocks at Nickerson State Park left by the glaciers thousands of years ago. These were a few that we saw by Cliff Pond. So pretty… and huge! (Click on blog link for other photo.)
You can see the size of them in the 2nd photo.
What a great place for a bench on the John Kendrick Trail for people to relax and watch the happenings on the river below… whether they be sailboats, motorboats or birds or wildlife. There is always so much to see.
Have you ever hiked the John Kendrick Trail in Orleans? Such a pretty, wooded trail…