Cape Cod Hiking Areas
|Sandy Neck Conservation Area
Rte. 6A, Sandwich
A 1,000 acre+ barrier beach with a salt marsh and dunes overlooking Cape Cod Bay.
|Scusset Beach State Reservation
Scusset Beach Rd., Sandwich
Located on Cape Cod Bay at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal. It is a popular swimming and year-round camping area.
|Shawme Crowell State Forest
Rte. 130, Sandwich
Walking, bicycling and camping.
|Talbot's Point Salt Marsh Wildlife Reservation
Old Colony Rd., Sandwich
This 1.5 mile trail winds through red pines and a large salt marsh.
Rte. 28A, Falmouth
Working farm with 34 acres of fields, trails, and woodlands overlooking Crocker's pond.
Quissett Rd., Falmouth
Hiking trails on a13 acres bird sanctuary with views of Buzzard's Bay.
|Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Rte. 151, N. Falmouth
Over 2,500 acres of barrier beaches, marshes and uplands including South Cape Beach State Park and Washburn Island.
|Ashumet Holly and Wildlife Sanctuary
Ashumet Rd., E. Falmouth
Eight self guided nature walks with more than 130 different bird species. Run by the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
|Mashpee River Woodlands
Quinnaquisett Ave., Mashpee
A 8 mile hiking trail along Mashpee River through marshes and cranberry bogs.
|South Cape Beach State Park
Great Oak Rd., Mashpee
Located between Waquoit Bay and Vineyard Sound, contains a wide variety of coastal environments, including barrier beach and dunes, salt marsh, scrub oak/pitch pine woodland and fresh water, "kettle" ponds.
|Sandy Neck Great Salt Marsh Conservation Area
Sandy Neck Rd., Barnstable
A 9 miles pine grove with a 4,000-acre salt marsh, blue berry bushes and sand dunes.
|West Barnstable Conservation Area
Popple Bottom Rd., Yarmouth
A wooded trail.
|Botanical Trails of the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth
Rte. 6A, Yarmouth
A 1.5 mile, 60 acre wooded area with a pond
Bray Farm Rd., Yarmouth
A working farm with short walking trails and views of a title marsh.
Center Street, Yarmouthport
A 2.4 mile trail with a board walk extending across the salt marsh.
|Cape Cod Rail Trail
The Cape Cod Rail Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way for 25 miles through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet.
South Street, Dennis
The quiet land abutting the Brewster town line is a unique collection of ponds, vernal pools, marsh, brush and lazy beaches.
|Fresh Pond Conservation Area
Rte. 134, Dennis
A four trail 87 acres conservation Area.
|Indian Lands Conservation Area
Town Hall parking lot, Main St., Dennis
A 2 mile wooded walk following the banks of Bass River.
|Bell's Neck Conservation Area
Bell's Neck Rd., Harwich
A 245-acre marshland area with tidal creeks, trails, herring run and a pond.
Chatham Rd., Harwich
A 93 acre preserve with woodland, meadows and wildflowers.
Barn Hill Rd. and Harding's Beach Rd., Chatham
A 2 mile harbor trail near a salt marsh, dunes and salt-water inlets.
|Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History
Museum Parking Lot, Rte. 6A., Brewster
Featuring three 1/4 mile-1.3 mile trails, with uplands, salt marshes and beech tree groves, also Wing's Island and a bay beach.
|Nickerson State Park
Rte. 6A, Brewster
Nickerson's 1900 acres offers more than 420 campsites, an amphitheater, eight miles of roads, hiking trails, an eight mile bike path that connects to the 25 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, and ponds stocked year-round with trout.
Run Hill Rd., Brewster
45 miles of trails on an 800 acre conservation area with marshes, kettle ponds and woodlands.
|Button Bush Trail
Salt Pond Visitors Center Rte. 6, Eastham
A 1/4 mile wooded trail specially designed for the blind or visually impaired with guide ropes and braille markers.
|Great Island Trail
Chequessett Neck Rd., Wellfleet
A 8 mile Cape Cod National Seashore trail leading to Jeremy Point. The point covered at high tide, so plan accordingly.
|Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail
Marconi Area, Rte. 6, Wellfleet
1.25 mile Cape Cod National Seashore trail and boardwalk with white cedar, high bush blueberry and other flora.
|Cranberry Bog Trail
Pamet Rd., Truro
A 1/2 mile trail with parts over a boardwalk and around an old cranberrybog.
|Pilgrim Heights Area
Rte. 6, N. Truro
Two 3/4 mile Cape Cod National Seashore trails along salt meadows, a blueberry farm, and dunes, with views of the Atlantic Ocean.
|Beech Forest Trail
Race point Rd. off Rte. 6, Provincetown
A I mile trail with a forest of beech trees, a freshwater pond and sand dunes.