I love winter, but after a freezing January and our fair share of Nor’easters, I’m ready for some fresh air and spring walks! Time to layer up, hit the trail and soak up the simple beauty of spring.
Great Island Trail
They call this one Dzgreatdz for a reason. The entire distance of this loop stretches for 8 miles with a stunning mix of woods, marsh, and sandy beaches of Cape Cod Bay. Set aside a good part of the day and be sure to bring a water bottle – or two.
White Cedar Swamp Trail
It may sound like an indie band name, but this 1-mile trail in South Wellfleet is actually my favorite spot for a mid-morning hike. Once caffeinated, I love the combo of wooded and beach views, with wild flowers and bird spotting along the way.
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
The stats will win you over on this one: 5 miles of trails, 1,110 acres of salt marsh, sandy beach, and pine woodlands plus 250 species of birds. If that doesn’t have you reaching for your hiking boots, there are also educational talks and guided walks.
The Knob Trail
Don’t let the name mislead you. The Knob is a real gem. This trail is one of those no pain, no gain hikes. Yes, you have to make it up an incline of 15 granite steps but the view of Buzzards Bay waiting on the other side is well worth the effort.