The Bog House On The Pamet Trail In Truro On Cape Cod


The Pamet Trail System in Truro has some really great hikes. One is to the Bog House which is very interesting and full of history.  The Bog House, located among former cranberry bogs in the Pamet Valley, was originally constructed around 1830. It supported cranberry harvesting that occurred there until the 1960s.

“The Pamet Cranberry Bog consists of three small freshwater bogs, a modified two-story “bog house,” sand pits, and a system of drains, culverts, and other hydrological features that all together were used to produce cranberries for commercial use during the late 19th to mid-20th century.”

The Bog House itself is quite unique with its main door on the 2nd floor. Pretty cool, don’t you think?

2 thoughts on “The Bog House On The Pamet Trail In Truro On Cape Cod”

    1. I’ve researched it online and can’t find out very much. There must have been stairs, I would guess! If you look in the lower floor windows, it definite looks like an unfinished basement, not a living quarters. I’ll have to ask around some more.

      Thank you, Linda! Linda found an article in the Cape Cod Times on the Bog House. It was once in the middle of the bog, thus the migrant living quarters were upstairs while the production of the cranberries was downstairs. Kudos, Linda!

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