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Perfect Picnic Bench At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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If you’re looking for the perfect picnic bench with spectacular views, try Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod. The views are breath-taking!

After your picnic, try hiking one of the many trails around the salt marsh or through the woods. It is a gorgeous place!

And, if you like bird-watching, don’t forget your binoculars! You’re sure to see a lot of birds.

Very Colorful And Abundant Red-Leafed Poison Ivy Here On Cape Cod

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Poison Ivy seems to be one of the leaves that turns a brilliant red in the fall. So pretty…but beware! There is a lot of Poison Ivy here on Cape Cod! Stay on the trails.

Just a fact that you might not know… you can get Poison Ivy in the middle of the winter if you touch the vine, so be careful. Wear gloves and long sleeves if you think there is Poison Ivy there in the summertime.

Another little tidbit… if you¬†touch¬†Poison Ivy, the best thing you can do is wash it with a washcloth. It’s the disturbing of the skin cells that prevents the oils from staying on you. This is more important than just washing it with soap and water.

As the saying goes, “Leaves of three, let it be.”

But… a pretty leaf, don’t you think?

 

Kettle Pond On the Wiley Park Trails In Eastham On Cape Cod

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The pond at Wiley Park in Eastham on Cape Cod is just one of 365 freshwater kettle ponds on Cape Cod.

Most of these are kettle ponds are formed when blocks of ice from the last glacier became imbedded or covered by outwash materials, leaving depressions that filled with fresh water when ground water rose to intersect them.

This is just one of the many kettle ponds in this area of Cape Cod.

Have you ever gone swimming in a kettle pond?