Who’s missing is this photograph… YOU!
If you’ve never walked the boardwalk on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill in Eastham, put it on your list. It is always spectacular and always something new to see. Phil and I walked there early the other morning and it seemed almost mystical with all of the sounds of nature.
Have you ever walked the Red Maple Swamp Trail?
There is no shortage of turtles on the Silver Spring Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The trail goes around Silver Spring which has plenty of logs out in the water. Each one is teeming with turtles trying to get on board!
Such a fun hike for the whole family!
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!