The trees at Fort Hill, on the Cape Cod National Seashore, got hammered in the storm last week. Phil and I were taking a hike on Red Maple Swamp Trail on Saturday and we couldn’t believe how many downed trees we saw. It was mind-boggling to see that many trees down in such a short space. It must have been some sort of microburst.
This was one of the prettiest days I have hiked the Salt Pond Trail in Eastham. The colors were just gorgeous! It looks like a pastoral painting, don’t you think? This is the little river that leads from Salt Pond out to Nauset Marsh.
And then I edited it another way. What do you think?
The Pamet Trail System in Truro has some really great hikes. One is to the Bog House which is very interesting and full of history. The Bog House, located among former cranberry bogs in the Pamet Valley, was originally constructed around 1830. It supported cranberry harvesting that occurred there until the 1960s.
“The Pamet Cranberry Bog consists of three small freshwater bogs, a modified two-story “bog house,” sand pits, and a system of drains, culverts, and other hydrological features that all together were used to produce cranberries for commercial use during the late 19th to mid-20th century.”
The Bog House itself is quite unique with its main door on the 2nd floor. Pretty cool, don’t you think?
Yesterday was a gorgeous day for a hike on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill after the snowstorm on Tuesday. We got about 6″ of snow. Yesterday was chilly enough that the snow had not turned to ice so the boardwalk was just perfect for a walk!
So pretty, don’t you think?
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…
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!