Rock Harbor has two launch areas where you can put your boats in, one on the Orleans side and one on the Eastham side. This photograph is looking across the harbor from Orleans to the Harbor Master’s house and launch ramp in Eastham. Pretty soon the place will be busy!
So pretty, don’t you think?
Red Maple Swamp Trail At Fort Hill is one of our favorite hikes. There is so much diversity. I’ve posted many photographs of the hike but never a map, which is at the end of the blog along with more photographs throughout the blog.
The trail starts out at the trailhead of the first parking lot where you can see sweeping views of the fields which, in the summer, is teeming with wildflowers and butterflies, and out to Nauset Marsh. In the distance you can even see Nauset Beach. Follow the signs for Red Maple Swamp Trail and it will lead you through the woods and to the boardwalk across the swamp. It is beautiful.
From there you can stop at Hemenway Landing and watch the boats going in and out or just sit on one of the 2 benches and enjoy the views. As you head back up the hill, there are several places where you can see Nauset Marsh from above with Coast Guard Station in the distance. You will pass Indian Rock on Skiff Hill which is very interesting.
At the big rock and intersection, you can meander along the shores of Nauset Marsh or head back up the hill to the upper parking lot where you will see more spectacular views. It is the perfect hike for the whole family …any season of the year!
I’ve posted several blogs about The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, but I never included a map which is at the end of the blog.
It’s a wonderful hike for the entire family through the scruffy trees and pine forests and then over the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp on a boardwalk. It is as pretty in the winter as it is in the summer and a must do if you’re on Cape Cod!
Pamet Trail is one of our favorite hikes in the Truro area on Cape Cod. There is so much diversity from scrubby bushes and trees to pine forests to sand dunes overlooking the ocean to cranberry bogs. (There are additional photos and a map at the end of the blog.)
There is a bit of an elevation gain, as you can see by the map, which is pretty cool here on Cape Cod and the views throughout the entire hike are just amazing!
The waves were perfect for surfing at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham and the surfers were out trying to catch that “perfect wave.”
It was great fun watching them all, especially on a cold, windy day in the middle of winter. Dedication!
We have had so much fun with the AllTrails app which is so easy to use. We made a loop called Water Views & Forest Loop where you hike along the ponds at Nickerson State Park and then back through the pine forest. It is so beautiful. The map of the hike is at the end of the blog.
You start out hiking along the banks of Cliff Pond and Little Cliff Pond and then head back through the pine forests. It doesn’t get much prettier. You can add photos to the hike too. If you take them with your phone and download them to the app, they will pop up along the trail on the map where you took the photograph. Pretty cool, don’t you think?