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White Cedar Swamp

Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA
(508) 255-3421
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Perfect short walk

Perfect for all ages, super easy walk (I did it in flip flops). Felt like you're in a fairy tale... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Just ok

Stopped here to stretch our legs while biking about 30 miles of the cape cod rail trail. From The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hudson, New Hampshire
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The site of Marconi's wireless transmission station.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy walk” (9 reviews)
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Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA
(508) 255-3421
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 Lauralanglois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 9 June 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
Reviewed 6 June 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
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Easy hike on a sunny day. Unusual feeling when you are deep in the swamp, it feels very isolated. Trail is well marked. Hike is level for the most part. The boardwalk path at the center of the swamp is worth the trip.

2  Thank Lori S
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Nice trail, reasonable leisurely walk. Boardwalk was well maintained. Quiet and primordial. Like it so much I went back two days in a row.

Thank kafkasprague
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Most of the trail is via boardwalk and, down in the swamp, with all other sounds muffled but the distant roar of the ocean, it seemed like another world. Very easy trail, no big hills or places where it was difficult to walk. I would...More

2  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This short walk is about a mile in length, small incline down to the swamp and small incline out. It's a very easy walk. We took our stroller, although I wouldn't exactly call it stroller friendly. It really felt like a whole different world. There...More

3  Thank april6335
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Perhaps my fifth visit to this unexpected natural gem in the swampy lowlands west of Marconi beach. The trees are gnarled, many with small, stubby branches that resembled Tyrannosaurus Rex arms. Most light does not make it to the forest floor so the colors and...More

4  Thank John C
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7 May 2017|
Response from Eve K |
I was there the 6/17 and dogs were not permitted. Sorry.