Category Archives: Cape Cod Hiking

Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail In Wellfleet On Cape Cod


The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail in Wellfleet on Cape Cod is a wonderful walk for the whole family. The kids would love it, as there is so much to see and so much diversity along the trail.

My favorite part is walking along the boardwalk over the swamps. It is really cool and really eerie. You wonder what goes on beneath you…

Gorgeous Hike On The Pamet Trails In Truro On Cape Cod


Yesterday was a gorgeous day for a hike on the Pamet Trails in Truro. There are so many different hikes that you can take: the overlook of Ballston Beach at Bearberry Hill East Summit, the overlook of the cranberry bogs at Bearberry Hill Summit West, The Bog House and the different trails over the dunes to the beautiful beach.

One of my favorite parts of the hike is the huge dune that you can hike up and then descend to the beach below. The first photograph is going up the dune and the second one is me climbing back up to the top from the beach. Phil took that one. What an awesome hike!

Perfect for the whole family! And perfect for this time of year. It is pretty secluded so you don’t get the winds and… we were the only ones out on the trail! Love it!

Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod Was Spectacular Yesterday!


It was a glorious day to take a walk on Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore. After all of the frigid weather we’ve had and a forecast of snow tomorrow, we headed out for a walk on the beach. It was chilly enough to need a winter parka and mittens, but you really didn’t need a hat.  Amazing for January!

Gorgeous, don’t you think?

Cape Cod Bay Beaches Are Still Full Of Huge Ice Chunks


Cape Cod Bay beaches are still filled with huge ice chunks from the storm last week. We couldn’t believe how many chunks there were when we drove to First Encounter Beach in Eastham. You cannot even walk on the beach; there are way too many icebergs. And, as you look out to the bay, all you see is white… no water, just snow. It is truly amazing.

The second photograph is from the Goose Pond Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. You can see the huge chunks that washed up from the marsh over the boardwalk from the storm last week.

People who have lived here for decades have never seen anything like it. Unbelievable!



Snowy Skaket Beach In Orleans On Cape Cod


What a difference a week makes in the weather on Cape Cod! Last Friday we were hiking the flats and having a glorious time! It was chilly, in the low 30s and breezy but very hikeable. You can see what it was like last week in the  second photograph.

Yesterday I took a drive to Skaket Beach and took the same photograph that I took a week ago, only this one is filled with ice and snow and temps were in the low teens. Brrrr. Both photos  were taken at low tide.

Pretty amazing, huh?