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White Cedar Swamp

Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Wellfleet
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The site of Marconi's wireless transmission station.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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371 reviews 371 reviews
172 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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259 reviews 259 reviews
77 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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559 reviews 559 reviews
275 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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