Our Favorite Walks on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a fantastic place to simply take in the sites, and that’s especially true if you simply take a walk through of the most picturesque locations on the Cape. Some of our favorite trails lead past bogs and beaches, up cliffs and across sandy dunes. 

Bass Hole Boardwalk- Yarmouth

It’s a fairly easy stroll to take the 800-foot long Bass Hole Boardwalk in Yarmouth. It’s a great place to catch a sunset and see the salt marshes, plus the end of the boardwalk has some personalized planks. The best place to park is in the Gray’s Beach parking lot.

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge- Chatham

In Chatham, make plans to head to Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. The entire preservation area stretches across thousands of acres, but visitors can see saltmarshes, forest, sand dunes and the beach by heading out on a one-mile walk from the visitors center at Morris Island. You’ll likely see some wildlife and plants along the way, too.

Province Lands Bike Trail- Provincetown

The Province Lands Bike Trail is a paved pathway that’s great for biking, running and walking. This hilly, five-mile long path takes you past cranberry bogs, a beech forest and sand dunes. If you start at the Province Lands Visitor Center you can take a trail to Race Point Beach or Herring Cove Beach.

Great Island- Wellfleet

If you’re in for a more adventurous trek, you can always head to the Great Island Trail at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet. The more than seven-mile hike starts out easy, then takes hikers through a pitch pine forest and some cliffs overlooking the Bay. The trail then leads through some sandy dunes and Great Beach Hill, before ending on the beach. You can make the hike even longer when the tide’s out by going out to the sandy spit of Jeremy Point. 

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