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White Cedar Swamp

Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA 02667-8142
+1 508-255-3421
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Easy walk, a bit boring

This is an easy walk with a really nice boardwalk through the swamp. Maybe fall is not the best... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Mike M
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Bourne, Massachusetts
Easy walk - worth the trip into the swamp

This trail doesn't start off looking like much, but once it gets into the swamp area it really... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
KDAA
,
East Hartford, Connecticut
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The site of Marconi's wireless transmission station.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy walk” (12 reviews)
“nice walk” (7 reviews)
“parking lot” (11 reviews)
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Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA 02667-8142
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

This is an easy walk with a really nice boardwalk through the swamp. Maybe fall is not the best time? Still enjoyed it and the friendly Blue Jay! Good for kids and all ages.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This trail doesn't start off looking like much, but once it gets into the swamp area it really feels like you have entered a different area. Very pretty. Easy walk for pretty much any age.

Thank KDAA
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Great easy hike, for adults or kids, at the National Seashore. Feels like another world once you hit the swamp area. Usually not crowded.

Thank Jeangall
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

From one side of the parking lot you can walk up a paved path and have a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and the dunes along the Cape Cod National Seashore at the location where Marconi sent the first trans-Atlantic telegraph message. We could...More

Thank 1972rick
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

We are from Florida so seeing a swamp is not an unusual event for us. But this easy trail located close to the Marconi wireless site was a fun short trip nonetheless. The routes in and out of the swamp are easy hikes; the whole...More

Thank ZamiaV
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Perfect for all ages, super easy walk (I did it in flip flops). Felt like you're in a fairy tale, very pretty. Perfect for cloudy or sunny day

Thank jmestyle
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to stretch our legs while biking about 30 miles of the cape cod rail trail. From The reviews I expected more, I guess. It was a nice walk, but wasn't worth the hype and "otherworldly" descriptions. Pretty terrain, nice walk.

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my all time favorite places to see when on the Cape. A short walk through a beautiful forest of white oaks is the boardwalk taking you into the magical world of the cedar swamp, hidden away and protecting all of her...More

Thank Caroline1675
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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp hike is just over a mile long and very easy. Such a great experience! The walk through the swamp is on a boardwalk, and is simply otherworldly. Note the word Swamp, which means mosquitoes! This is an exceptional, not to...More

Thank redyoga
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited it a rainy day that I think made the experience even more special, because the swamp seemed to enjoy the rain. Nice and easy boardwalk trail with the beautiful white cedars. We did not see any other animals than a ton of mosquitos,...More

1  Thank EszterAr
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I was there the 6/17 and dogs were not permitted. Sorry.
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