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Address: Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The site of Marconi's wireless transmission station.

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Interesting beach alternative

This walk would be best with a couple of kids, over 5, under 12. Has a bit of a swamp-like spooky feel, and isn't too difficult. A very pretty walk especially if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Boston
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This walk would be best with a couple of kids, over 5, under 12. Has a bit of a swamp-like spooky feel, and isn't too difficult. A very pretty walk especially if you are interested in plants, as there are many interesting trees, mosses, and vegetation.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This walk is in the National Seashore and a good part of the hike is right through a cedar swamp! There a wooden walkway that goes through the swamp and its full of green moss and cedar trees. Feels very mysterious and kids love it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Take 30-40 minutes and enjoy the trees, brush, occasional mushrooms and scampering critters on the swamp trail. It's well-maintained with boardwalking all around the more swampy areas. The trail is located in the Marconi Beach area.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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424 reviews 424 reviews
181 attraction reviews
374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a relatively easy walk that first goes through an oak and pine forest. Later on you enter the Atlantic white cedar swamp and at this point the trail becomes a board walk. This section is particularly nice and very dark. The forest floor is an undulating carpet of mosses. There is a brochure at the visitor center that... More 

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New York City
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Tried to use your locate function, using the address that was provided. We navigated to that address and we ended up in some island residential area that floods twice a day and no sign whatsoever of White Cedar Swamp

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is just a phenomenal escape. The path is easy to walk, and feels like you're transplanted to a magical forest. There's no cost to walk it, and there's bathrooms at the entrance. We come here time and time again.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was about 1.3 miles and through a very beautiful boardwalk. No fee to park and there are bathroom facilities right at the start of the trail. We took our 8-month-old child. I wouldn't attempt this with a stroller because the first half mile or so is sand and tree branches/steps. However, we carried him in the carrier and it... More 

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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366 reviews 366 reviews
115 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you are looking for a great hike through the woods, easy to follow on boardwalks to avoid swampy areas, this trail is for you. As part of our family gatherings, we like to get everyone outside on a hike and this is one of our favorites because we can include everyone young and old.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have been on this walk a few times, and find it enchanting every time. One reviewer mentions that the trail is stroller and wheelchair accessible? As a person with a disability ( ambulatory ) who has researched and written parts of the accessibility standards for both Ma. and the ADA, this trail in nowhere close to being accessible. Admittedly,... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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743 reviews 743 reviews
371 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail starts in the parking lot near the old Marconi Station. About a mile in length, it descends to a swamp set in the midst of a forest of trees, bushes and plants. The lengthy boardwalk in the swampy area allows visitors to walk through a dark and desolate spot, surrounded by a variety of... More 

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