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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The site of Marconi's wireless transmission station.
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New York City
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
56 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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481 reviews 481 reviews
231 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
10 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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