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White Cedar Swamp

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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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Beautiful wooded trail

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NEtraveler707
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Arlington, MA
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Arlington, MA
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank bsawyer135
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank eeppiy
Holland, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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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73 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a Unique approximately 1 mile hike. It starts at the back of the parking lot of the Marconi site. You start out among stunted trees, but as you head down to the cedar swamp, the trees become huge. The walk takes you on a boardwalk over the swamp and another world far different than where you bega the... More 

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Thank capecandy
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

One of the coolest places I have seen - right in the middle of the Cape! A very short easy trail to a quiet, serene, magical place. Beautiful reflections in the still water and the dappled light is just breathtaking. We went at about 9:30 AM in mid-April. Only takes maybe 1/2 hour and we saw no one else. If... More 

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Thank Robyn S
Dallas, Texas
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562 reviews
412 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This trail is easy and full of varied surprises. Walk in open field as well as amongst some Atlantic White Cedar trees in a swamp. The path through the swamp is artfully done with curving plastic-lumber planks. We really enjoyed this Hobbit-like experience.

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Burlington, Connecticut
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

This lovely, easy walk is like walking through a fairy tale place; green hummocks, little pools of water, and White Cedars. Located in Cape Cod National Park, just go there. Wear sneakers - some of the trail is on a board walk. you can drive to the trail head or ride a bike from the rail trail. Easy for little... More 

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