8 Best Hikes on Cape Cod


Think of Cape Cod, and you’ll likely think of dreamy summer vacations, long stretches of white sandy beaches, iconic lighthouses, and some of the best seafood on the East Coast.

A rich and interesting history dating back to the  17th-century, sprawling golf courses, fascinating museums, the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and a selection of world-class wineries to explore.

Great Island Trail

The 8.8-mile roundtrip loop hike to Jeremy Point passes along dunes, hidden beaches, marshes, and through pine forests that offer up incredible views out over the Cape Cod Bay.

Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail

Descending through an oak and pine forest, through woodlands you’ll stumble upon a boardwalk that meanders along the striking Atlantic White Cedar Swamp.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

 A popular choice is to head out along Bay View Trail – the trail travels along a seawater inlet, through oak & pine forests, looping back via the Goose Pond Trail.

Long Point Lighthouse Trail

On this moderate Massachusetts hiking trail, you’ll get the opportunity to admire a truly quintessential icon of Cape Cod, the New England style Long Point Lighthouse.

Nauset Marsh Trail

The trail edges along the Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, crossing a field and through a forest with many beautiful vantage points along the way.

Fort Hill Trail

For those in search of an easier alternative, the short 1-mile loop Fort Hill Trail that joins up to the Red Maple Swamp walkway is the perfect solution.

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