Published on July 11, 2022

Fall Field Schools Feature Off-Season Hiking Weekends


Cape Cod may draw more visitors during the summer months, but locals know just how beautiful the fall is here. The warm weather tends to linger and the crowds are gone in October.

With those advantages in mind, we are offering two Cape Cod Field School sessions this fall dedicated to experiencing the Outer Cape in one of the best ways possible—by foot!


Hiking Backwoods and Beaches
Saturday, October 15–Sunday, October 16

Join our regional director Melissa Lowe on an exploration of the hillsides, woods, kettle ponds, and the quiet beaches of Truro and Wellfleet. Hikes will be 4-5 miles in length with stops to enjoy vistas, observe wildlife, and to eat lunch and take water breaks. Learn more >


Coastal Communities of Cape Cod
Saturday, October 29–Sunday, October 30

The name of this program refers not only to our Outer Cape towns, but to natural communities, too—the plants and animals especially adapted to the Cape’s varied and breathtaking coastal landscapes, including salt marshes, tidal flats, and ocean bluffs. Explore the Cape’s edges by foot to learn about natural coastal processes, changes already in evidence due to the warming climate, as well as nature-based responses to the effects of climate change. Save your spot >


Cape Cod Field Schools are also offering immersive, multi-day programs focused on birding and wildlife tracking this fall. View these programs.