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White Cedar Swamp

Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA
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Nice little hike

Easy hike on a sunny day. Unusual feeling when you are deep in the swamp, it feels very isolated... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Lori S
via mobile
Really nice little trail

Nice trail, reasonable leisurely walk. Boardwalk was well maintained. Quiet and primordial. Like it... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
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Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA
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Reviewed 24 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 26 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.

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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 22 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
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fun little hike and super easy. Fun to see another ecosystem along the Cape. Sure, like another reviewer said, it's nothing special if you've seen the southern swamps. However, it's neat to see this environment on Cape Cod so close to the coastal zone. If...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The well maitained boardwalk thru the white cedars is an awesome walk thru this unique swamp forest.

Thank tjay s
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We really enjoyed our walk through the swamp. There is boardwalk style paths throughout, which makes it an easy hike. The trail is not too long and it is really beautiful to see this preserved area on the seashore (very close to Marconi Wireless Station...More

1  Thank taunya m
Reviewed 12 September 2016

White Cedar Swamp is an important natural area on Cape Cod, but for anyone who has seen swamps in the southern part of the U.S. this is definitely a little brother. I grew up near the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Missouri and this...More

Thank BadgerTripper
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We have enjoyed this hike since our boys were about 5 and 8, now 17 and 20. The terrain is all beautiful, and it's an easy and relatively short hike down into the swamp and back up, though not for the disabled due to steps....More

4  Thank lpaustian
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