I’ve seen many volunteers working very hard at Fort Hill the past couple of weeks. They’ve done a wonderful job cleaning up all of the old stone walls. You can see some of them in the photos. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
Thanks to everyone who volunteers their time and energy to make this happen. We are so lucky to have such a gorgeous place nearby to enjoy!
The Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill is beautiful any time of the year. With all of the rain that we’ve had the past few weeks, the water is pretty high around the boardwalk making for some really pretty reflections. Have you hiked there recently?
When we hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and want to go out to the outer beach across the boardwalk on the salt marsh, we always look at the tide charts to make sure it is not near high tide. We got stuck a few years ago in February and ended up wading in, rolling up our jeans and holding our shoes. Thank goodness it was a warm day but the water was still pretty cold.
A few summers ago they put in new markers where they think the tides will be in future years as they seem to be getting higher each year. You can see where they think high tide will be in 2075. Each marker represents about 25 years. Wow! It’s amazing how high the tides might rise with the warming climate.
“Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape Cod provides peace and unmatched beauty on the hillsides and shoreline overlooking Wellfleet Harbor.” Click on blog link for other photo.)
It is a wonderful place to go for a hike alone or with the whole family as there are many different types of trails. On the Bay View Trail you can see the salt marsh, the harbor and take a nice walk through the woods along the water’s edge.
Have you ever hiked at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary?
The view doesn’t get much better on the Goose Pond Trail which takes you to the outer beach at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s a gorgeous trail through the woods and over the salt marsh out to the beach. This is just one of the many benches along the trails where you can sit down, relax and take it all in.
This bench overlooks the salt marsh out by the beach which is mostly filled in with water at high tide. Beware that the salt marsh fills in very quickly, so best to hike to the outer beach only when the tide is going out or at low tide.