“Doane Rock is a glacial erratic located in Eastham, Massachusetts on the grounds of the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is the largest exposed boulder on Cape Cod. It stands 18 feet (5.5 m) high and extends below the ground an estimated 12 feet.”
Doane Rock is a cool place to visit as it has so much history. There are even picnic tables and trails nearby… and, kids love it! The 2nd photo is of one of the trails from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach.
There are so many picnic areas in the National Seashore, that sometimes you have to choose which one you like better! (Click on blog link for other photos.)
One on our favorite areas to picnic is near Doane Rock where it is shady and cool. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
These picnic areas are near Doane Rock and have room for a family or a larger group. They are all accessible by car which makes it very easy. Have you ever picnicked there?
I love the walk from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach, especially the little trail that goes right by Nauset Marsh. This time of the year the reeds are so tall, you can hardly see the water.
The sun was so pretty shining through… what do you think?
Doane Rock is a glacial rock located in Eastham, MA in Cape Cod National Seashore. It is the largest exposed boulder on Cape Cod. It stands 18 feet high and extends below the ground an estimated 12 feet.
This boulder is named after Deacon John Doane, one of Eastham’s original settlers. The rock was left by the glaciers (18,000-12,000 years ago) between the Salt Pond Visitors Center and Coast Guard Beach.
There are also lots of great picnic tables to enjoy that delicious outdoor lunch! This is one of my favorite picnic locations on Cape Cod, right next to Doane Rock.