Category Archives: Cape Cod Hiking

Purple Climbing Nightshade Wildflower At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

I was taking a hike at Fort Hill the other evening when I saw this little bit of purple out of the corner of my eye. It was on the side of the trail at Fort Hill and pretty hidden in the climbing vines.

But, I was able to take a photograph of it and then look it up in my wildflower book when I got home. It is a Climbing Nightshade wildflower and very delicate and pretty. Its flowers almost look like the Shooting Star wildflowers that I used to see out in Colorado.

The Climbing Nightshade is a climbing vine with purple shooting star shaped flowers with 5 petals which grow in clusters at the end of long stems. The flowers are just 1/2″ to 1″ and bloom from June to August.

This is my first Climbing Nightshade. Have you ever seen one?

Pretty Spotted Wintergreen Wildflowers On Cape Cod

I was taking a walk the other day when I saw this pretty little Spotted Wintergreen wildflower. I did not know what it was until I got home and could look in my wildflower book.

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The white, waxy flowers grow facing downward ( as seen in the second photograph) and then when they  bloom they face upward toward the sun.

Have you ever seen a Spotted Wintergreen? So pretty!

Wonderful Hiking Trails At Fort Hill On The National Seashore On Cape Cod


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It was a picture perfect day for hiking and taking photographs at Fort Hill  in Eastham on the National Seashore on Cape Cod. This was one of the trails that goes right down to Nauset Marsh.

Gorgeous, don’t you think? Look at those clouds!

Fort Hill Wildflowers In Eastham On Cape Cod Are Breathtaking!

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The wildflowers at Fort Hill in Eastham on the National Seashore on Cape Cod are breathtaking! Everywhere you turn there are colorful wildflowers.

I went for a walk there a few days ago and the wildflowers were amazing. Today, there are more than 6 varieties of wildflowers that were not out a few days ago. I just happily clicked away!

Don’t miss Fort Hill on the National Seashore if you are on Cape Cod this summer. It is spectacular!