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White Cedar Swamp

Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Wellfleet
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The site of Marconi's wireless transmission station.
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Blacksburg
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We always enjoy the trails at the swamp--the boardwalk makes it interesting and we've seen several good birds here.

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Lander, Wyoming
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22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Wellfleet has several gems (see the Audubon Sanctuary) that provide some outdoor moments of quiet and calm. The White Cedar Swamp is one such place. Beautifully maintained including the elevated walkway, the area seems so remote from the rest of the Cape as to be almost surreal. The folks who 50 years ago moved to the area established as a... More

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Garden City NY
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139 reviews 139 reviews
9 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The trail to the white cedar swamp near Wellfleet, MA in the national Seashore is a nice walk in the scrub forest just beyond the dunes . At the end of the trial there are white cedars in a swamp. You start and end up on the bluff, over looking the ocean and Marconi beach which is a bit farther... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is an interesting walk through a swampy area, with lots of white cedar trees and other plant life. A definite change of pace from the Cape. There is an elevated walkway, and there are a few benches to sit on, but sometimes the mosquitoes can get really obnoxious and you need to keep moving. It can be a good... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a pleasant stroll thru varying topography. Bear in mind you and your kids need to stay on the trail because the woods and swamp are tick infested. Also no dogs are allowed, even on leash. Still it's a fascinating and lovely walk.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Great trail. Very nice walk for all ages. Always a fun feature is the boardwalk through the marsh, very cool. 1 mile walk.

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This walk has breath taking vews of the ocean and iner waterways. The swamp is ofen closed due to dear ticks but that is not the main attraction here, It's the water.

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yarmouth Port, MA
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is a really lovely place - the micro climate is so unusual and the walk is wonderful. Changes for every season. Nice and cool on a hot summer day.

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New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is a non-strenuous (but there is a decent hill and roots/rocks, so not for those who don't care for the woods) walk through the woods and swamp that is quiet and truly lovely. The ecosystem is unique and the boardwalk-type hike around the swamp is very enjoyable. Tucked down in the woods the wind was minimal on the cold... More

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Boston
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7 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beautiful microclimate in the National Seashore....a boardwalk thru this interesting white cedar area...silent...shaded...lovely peaceful walk you will enjoy. Some of it is sand road, but no hills or difficult walking. Be sure to see the ocean overlook at the other end of the parking lot for 360 degree view!

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