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Nickerson State Park

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Address: Rte 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
Phone Number: 508-896-3491
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Activities: Biking, Swimming

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Great fresh water ponds!

I love kayaking on the ponds, swimming as well. I used to always camp there one or two weekends a summer, but now you can not bring in your own firewood, you have to buy from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love kayaking on the ponds, swimming as well. I used to always camp there one or two weekends a summer, but now you can not bring in your own firewood, you have to buy from them. I Live on the Cape so the firewood I bring in IS local. Most out of staters had opportunity to buy local firewood... More 

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Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights and really enjoyed our time camping on the Cape. The location is convenient to the bike path, the bay and the ocean side. September is a nice time to visit as it is still warm and not as crowded.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great biking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and of course camping. The Cape Cod Rail Trail (Bike Trail) goes right through the park and continues onto Orleans Village. The freshwater ponds at the park are fantastic. Great Spot!

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I loved seeing the ocean floor and walking out onto it. I really should have studied up on tides before going. I found it amazing. Was only disappointed by the number of places that were closed which was due to our lateness in planning this getaway. Next time we'll plan on maybe 2nd week of Sept

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The ponds are a wonderful place to swim, and the bike trails are a great way to enjoy the scenery. All the camp sights are within easy access to both.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I haven't camped in years and we really had a very nice time on this trip with a group of neighbors. Nickerson has nicely-sized lots with enough preserved tree cover to offer some privacy. Lake was accessible enough without introducing concern that our younger kids might accidentally wander over. Felt safe to let the kids ride their bikes around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed two nights and we liked our site. The park was great for biking. We had a travel trailer and one complaint that was a concern was the dump station. That might not mean a lot to some but to those who CARE about germs beware. It was very sloppy to say the least. Now that's from uncaring users.... More 

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Syosset, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited the park on a Wednesday in the fall. I think my husband and I were the only ones there. Its a big state park with lots of trails and ponds! It was so tranquil and relaxing. The water seemed so clean. Next time we bring 2 beach chairs and a couple of sandwiches and hang out!!! Loved it would... More 

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Montreal
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have been going to Nickerson State Park on and off for the past 25 years. It's one of the best State parks we have camped in, the sites are big and private for the most part. Great access to the bike trails up to Wellfleet and around the park. The only negative comment is that on Saturday we returned... More 

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Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been enjoying Nickerson for decades and I never tire of it! It is located right off the Rail Trail and there are miles of additional bike trails throughout the park. Of course, you don't need to have a bike to use the trails. I have thoroughly enjoyed just walking on them, throughout the woods, alongside ponds. Once, I... More 

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