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Address: Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA
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The site of Marconi's wireless transmission station.

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Always a pleasure

We have enjoyed this hike since our boys were about 5 and 8, now 17 and 20. The terrain is all beautiful, and it's an easy and relatively short hike down into the swamp and back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
lpaustian
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Tenafly, New Jersey, USA
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Tenafly, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have enjoyed this hike since our boys were about 5 and 8, now 17 and 20. The terrain is all beautiful, and it's an easy and relatively short hike down into the swamp and back up, though not for the disabled due to steps. There can be mosquitoes or biting flies around the lower swamp area. Would have been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the swamp had somewhat dried up it was however a lovely cool walk on a hot day that had been nicely done with good paths and a raised walkway though the "swamp".

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Andover, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In addition to some regular trails, the elevated boardwalk (wheelchair accessible!) were really cool as they wound through the swamp. Great activity for an overcast, foggy day- and even spookier!

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Greenville, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Whenever I write a review of a walk like this I think of my niece, who was wheelchair bound. Her father would have wanted to let her experience everything possible....& although this is an easy hike for most people it would have been torture for him to maneuver her wheelchair down the log stairs. For that reason, I would caution... More 

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Arlington, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful, shady addition to a trip to Marconi Beach -- or an alternative on a cool day. The loop is a bit over a mile, and it's not entirely flat, but it's not strenuous. (Kids aged 10, 7, and 6 did fine.) The trail is part boardwalk and part pine needles. This is a trail that can... More 

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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

White Cedar Swamp is a great fairly short hike. Great for all ages! Looking at the trail map (they have a box where you can get one when you arrive) there's one side of the trail that is a straight shot and one that is a more windy. When we arrived a man was exiting the trail and told us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband said whomever laid the trail out did a good job. It was downhill mostly starting and level / slightly elevated going back. The trail loops around so no backtracking. Most of the signs to read about trees and such are missing. Big bug repellant!!! Mosquitoes tried to help out and fly is back to the car. Biggest ones... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This a very short trail and is well marked. About halfway through there is an area with a bench - at this point the scenery is so cool. Some of the reviews mention it being like middle earth and that description is as good as any - just very different . Definitely worth the short amount of time it takes.

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Holland, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

It is not on the ocean side of parking lot, that is interesting as it relates to history of Marconi. On the other side of parking lot past the picnic area is the trail. You have to walk a long time on a normal forest trail before you get to the boardwalk in the swamp. Both were nice and very... More 

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East Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Got turned around, no pets allowed. Cape cod is not very pet friendly as we are finding out. It happens, just wish we got the chance to walk this looked great

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