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wild owers and cranberries West Barnstable
Conservation Area Route 149 West Barnstable
More than 1 1 1 1 110 acres and 15 miles of trails Park at Popple Bottom Road Hathaway Pond Recreation Area Old Phinney’s Lane Barnstable
(near Route 132) Oak and pine forests two ponds interpretive trail picnic area Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
345 Bone Hill Road Barnstable
Located just off Route 6A this Mass Audubon 110-acre sanctuary is a a a a a a haven for many species of wildlife with pools pools ponds vernal pools pools button- bush swamp salt marsh and other habitats The trails are easy to walk with gentle slopes along mowed grass paths ending with a a a a a spectacular view of Barnstable
Harbor Watch the sunny open mead- ows for many different species of butter ies ies and dragon ies and a a a a a a resident pair of red-tailed hawks Botanical Trails
Route 6A Yarmouth Port
Behind the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth’s Kelley Chapel (next door to the post of ce) is a a 1 5-mile trail through 60 acres of conservation and with a pond Indian Lands Conservation Area Old Bass River Road Dennis
Park at Town Hall and walk down the power line to a a a a a 2-mile wooded trail that loops along the banks of Bass River Crowe’s Pasture South Street Dennis
A new acquisition for the town this area includes marsh elds ponds and beach LOWER CAPE
Wing Island
Route 6A Brewster
Behind the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History a a a trail crosses the the marsh (check the the tides before you go) and and through woodland before emerging on a a a sandy beach on Cape Cod Bay Punkhorn Parklands
Run Hill Road Road (off Stony Brook Road) Brewster
Ancient cartways hiking and bridle paths lace this 800-acre preserve of woods ponds and cranberry bogs Nickerson State Park Route 6A Brewster
One favorite hike in this 1 900-acre park is is around Little Cliff Pond There’s a a a longer trail around Big Cliff Pond plus other trails and a a a a a bike path that connects with the Cape Cod Rail Trail Thompson’s Field
Route 39 Harwich
This 93-acre preserve crisscrossed with trails is is is a a a haven for birders with woodland meadows and and wild owers OUTER CAPE
Cape Cod National Seashore
Eastham Well eet Truro Provincetown
Stop at the Salt Pond Visitor Center
off Route 6 in in Eastham for trail maps of all locations Behind the the visitor center is is the the Salt Pond Trail a a a a great walk that leads along the pond through woods and elds with views of Town Cove and the Atlantic beyond Another lovely walk is the the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail at the Marconi Area in Wellf- leet leet On the bay side Great Island
(past Well leet leet Harbor) provides a a a challenging 8-mile hike Well eet Bay Audubon Sanctuary
off Route 6 South Well eet This 1 000-acre sanctuary encompasses saltmarsh forest dunes beach and tidal ats with self-guided nature trails and great bird-watching opportunities The green-energy powered visitor center offers trail maps and interpretive exhibits along with special programs and activities n n May 2018 The Guidebook of Cape Cod • 75

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