One of our favorite hikes in this area is at Wiley Park. It is so close to home , easily accessible and always a new adventure. A photograph of the entire hike is at the end of the blog.
You can park your car on Herringbrook Road and hike a nice 1.9 mile loop through the woods, along the shores of Great Pond and over the bridge to its attached kettle pond. It is really pretty any time of the year. There are many little off-shoot trails so you can lengthen or shorten your hike as you like.
It is a very easy hike and fun for the whole family!
The dunes on Pamet Trail are absolutely spectacular! There is a trail up to the top and then down to the ocean. It doesn’t get much prettier!
The John Kendrick Woods Trail in Orleans was a huge surprise hiking through the beautiful pine forest. You can make a short loop and get a little bit of elevation gain which is always fun here on Cape Cod. (You can see a full map at the end of the blog.) If you take the 2nd loop you cross a road to get to Arey’s Pond where you can sit and relax in the bench overlooking the river.
Another really pretty hike which you can get on the AllTrails App along with many photographs which is great for the whole family.
It is so cool to see all of the green “moss” on the White Cedar Swamp Trail in the middle of winter. You don’t expect to see anything green or growing at this time of the year.
I took a macro so you could see it closer. The plants are only about an inch tall. Does anyone know what kind of moss or plant this is?
Red Maple Trail is one of our favorite hikes here on Cape Cod. It has so much diversity. You hike through the woods, on a boardwalk over Red Maple Swamp, down to the shores to Nauset Marsh and then back through the meadows and hills at Fort Hill. It is spectacular, any time of the day and any time of the year.
I thought this photograph where the trail and the spur intersect was very interesting so I took it in black and white and in color. Which one do you like better?
It was a spectacular day for a hike at Fort Hill in Eastham. The clouds were just gorgeous. This is right past the trailhead at the lower parking lot. (A vertical photograph is at the end of the blog.)
I couldn’t decide which one I liked better… horizontal or vertical. What do you think?