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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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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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136 reviews 136 reviews
41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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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203 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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Billerica, Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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15 helpful votes 15 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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