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Nickerson State Park

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Address: Rte 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
Phone Number: 508-896-3491
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I camped...and lived

I haven't camped in years and we really had a very nice time on this trip with a group of neighbors. Nickerson has nicely-sized lots with enough preserved tree cover to offer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I haven't camped in years and we really had a very nice time on this trip with a group of neighbors. Nickerson has nicely-sized lots with enough preserved tree cover to offer some privacy. Lake was accessible enough without introducing concern that our younger kids might accidentally wander over. Felt safe to let the kids ride their bikes around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed two nights and we liked our site. The park was great for biking. We had a travel trailer and one complaint that was a concern was the dump station. That might not mean a lot to some but to those who CARE about germs beware. It was very sloppy to say the least. Now that's from uncaring users.... More 

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Syosset, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited the park on a Wednesday in the fall. I think my husband and I were the only ones there. Its a big state park with lots of trails and ponds! It was so tranquil and relaxing. The water seemed so clean. Next time we bring 2 beach chairs and a couple of sandwiches and hang out!!! Loved it would... More 

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have been going to Nickerson State Park on and off for the past 25 years. It's one of the best State parks we have camped in, the sites are big and private for the most part. Great access to the bike trails up to Wellfleet and around the park. The only negative comment is that on Saturday we returned... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been enjoying Nickerson for decades and I never tire of it! It is located right off the Rail Trail and there are miles of additional bike trails throughout the park. Of course, you don't need to have a bike to use the trails. I have thoroughly enjoyed just walking on them, throughout the woods, alongside ponds. Once, I... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped at Flax Pond on a cycling trip along the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Crystal clear water--some of the cleanest for swimming I've seen. Bath house on site with spigot for rinsing. Wish there was a bike rack near the bath house, I'm not sure, with bike trails nearby, why there isn't one.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a hidden gem in cape cod, proving that cape cod is more than just beaches. There is a beautiful lake where you can kayak and paddle board. This is a great trip especially if it's too windy on the beach.

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Fleischmanns, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The layout of the place is great. Large campsites; even though some folks were a little loud, we had enough privacy and enjoyed the camping trip. The one disappointment was the camp store. Not open for the much-needed coffee at 6 or 7 am; not enough camping necessities, such as poison ivy creams/lotions/soaps...they could pack the store to the hilt... More 

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our three year old loved the trail system within this park. Lots of elevation changes, mushrooms, and the occassional frog. We rented a canoe (right in the park - a little pricy, but very convenient) and spent another afternoon playing on all the little beaches around the various ponds. If you go late in the day, there's a bonus as... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The ponds are warm and great for swimming- good for kids as they are gradual in depth and have sandy beaches and bottoms for a ways out. Some of the bonds have boat rentals and are good for fishing. Bike trails meander through the park, and are again perfect for kids because there aren't many hills and they are smoothly... More 

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