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?
Hiking in Wiley Park is always beautiful, any time of the year. I couldn’t decide if I liked the black and white or color photograph of one of the trails in Wiley Park. (Click on blog link to see color photo.)
What do you think?
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!
Wiley Park is one of my favorite places to hike here on Cape Cod. It is so pretty with 2 kettle ponds within view. It is especially nice when it is chilly outside or when the wind is blowing as it is very sheltered.
This is the bridge that connects the trail over the 2 kettle ponds. I really like how it looks. What do you think?
As we were hiking at Wiley Pond which abuts Great Pond, I saw a bird in the water out of the corner of my eye. I ran to the closest beachy area where I could see what was out there and there was this gorgeous Common Loon swimming around. He was just beautiful.
He spread his wings out on the water so I could get a better photograph and then swam about.
Have you ever seen a Common Loon? Exquisite patterns on his body!
I was so surprised to see all of the destruction from the storm with high winds at Wiley Park. There were so many trees that had come down, either broken off half way up or totally uprooted and on its side. It was unbelievable.
These are just 2 of the many devastated trees along one of the trails, one broken off half way down and the other leaning over the trail. The numbers of trees that have been destroyed this past winter is just unbelievable. We have never seen anything like it!