I love hiking at Nickerson State Park, especially offseason. You can pick one of the trails on the map of make your own using the AllTrails app. We hiked the West Heartbreak Hill Loop Trail yesterday and it was so pretty. (Click on blog link for other photo.) There are so many variations, you can make it as long or as short as you like.
Have you ever hiked in Nickerson State Park? It’s just beautiful with so much diversity. This hike was pretty much in the woods and so pretty. Perfect for this time of the year and especially if it’s windy!
The berries on the Bearberry plants are bright red this time of the year here on Cape Cod. They make for a very festive carpet along the sides of the trails. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
In the early summer the tiny flowers on the Bearberry plants are bell-shaped and whitish pink with red stems and tips. The plant itself grows only about 1 foot high and and is very dense so that it looks like a carpet on the ground. In the late fall the flowers are now bright red berries.
Have you ever seen a Bearberry plant?
Most of the photographs that I post of the Nauset Marsh Trail are of the trail and Nauset Marsh or the Salt Pond. But a good part of the trail takes you through the woods along Nauset Marsh which are so pretty.
I took this photograph of the trail which leads you from the Salt Pond by the visitors center, across a bridge over the marsh and then up a hill, through the woods to a beautiful overlook of Nauset Marsh.
Have you ever hiked the Nauset Marsh Trail? So pretty, don’t you think?
I can’t believe how tall the Cattails grow along Nauset Marsh, especially at Fort Hill. Phil took this photograph of me walking out from looking at Nauset Marsh and Coast Guard Station way in the distance. You can see Nauset Marsh in the background.
Pretty tall Cattails, don’t you think? It reminds me of a huge maze!
We took a hike on the John Kendrick’s Trail which led us out to this overlook of Arey’s Pond in Orleans. So pretty with the boats in the background.
But it was the sky that got me. Just beautiful, don’t you think?
If you want a truly beautiful hike through the woods and by a kettle pond on Cape Cod, try Wiley Park in Eastham. You never know what you might see!
I love hiking Wiley Park. There are so many different trails to take and I never get bored… there is always something new to see.
The other day we were walking over the bridge and I happened to look down and saw a Great Blue Heron fishing in the pond. I certainly was in the right place at the right time. He was so patient… just look at his eyes.
Have you ever hiked Wiley Park?