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Nickerson State Park
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Brewster
Certificate of Excellence
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Phoenix, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2013

In all of our visits to Cape Cod over the past 18 years, my husband and I had never driven through Nickerson State Park, so during our most recent visit, we made this a priority. For a $5 entrance fee, we had access to the park for the day. Our visit was only an hour or so, but we enjoyed seeing the many beautiful ponds scattered throughout the park. Some ponds had beach areas for swimming, as well as picnic areas. Camping seemed to be the primary activity in the park, as we saw many, many occupied campsites scattered throughout various areas. If you are "into" camping, Nickerson seems like a perfect spot! We noted that showers were available, as well as a small general store. The bike trail runs through the park, too, providing ample opportunity to ride, jog, or walk on a paved surface through the woods. Even if camping is not your thing, or you prefer not to make use of the trail, a drive through the park is worth the price of admission. Having this lovely natural area in the heart of Cape Cod is a real treat!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Jean W
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Manchester, NH
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent overall after four stay overs, EXCEPT...”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Everything overall about the park is excellent. Two things disappointed me during this latest stay. We stayed in a yurt, which is a good value. When we arrived, the yurt had not been swept, unlike in years past. And, there was no dust pan and broom, nor pole doohickey to open the top to ventilate. While the staff promptly brought the dust pan and broom, by mid-week, they had yet to open the top or bring the doohickey. Usually the customer service is excellent, but it went down a notch on this trip. I also noticed that the bathrooms weren't as clean. Still excellent overall, but slightly disappointing this trip.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank NCHS80
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“beautifull setting”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

love the park! trails to hike, bike and ponds for kayaking, tent sites that are private and well located for viewing nature. clean and well maintained.

Visited June 2013
3 Thank ksanikon
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Nashua, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great campground in perfect location”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nickerson is a great campground, mid cape cod. A great rail trail (paved) bike path passes right through the park. It is relatively easy riding. The sites are large and afford more privacy than most parks. We've decided to leave the tent at home and opt for the yurts (if you don't know about the yurts check out the web site). The only downside to relying on the yurts is that you have to reserve months in advance. Bathrooms are clean and pretty close. No coin operated showers and there is plenty of hot water. Most of the cape is within half an hour drive (Provincetown is about 40 minutes). There are two lakes within the campground. Boat rentals are available but a little pricey for my tastes. My favorite beach, Nauset, is probably 15 minutes away. Major grocery store is 10 minutes down the road, although there is a camp store for things like ice and milk. My family loves this place and has been going a couple of times per year for several years.

Visited May 2013
3 Thank roadrunner000
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Beauty”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Go for the pristine ponds and cool breezes. This park is easily accessible by the cape cod rail trail or by car. A very family friendly environment with boat rentals, rest rooms, shade and campsites all available. Pack a lunch and spend the day. We have been back many times.

Visited August 2012
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