The ever-changing coastline of Cape Cod is vibrant, diverse and dynamic. Barrier beaches, salt marshes, tidal flats, coastal heathlands, and maritime forests are just some of the incredible systems we will explore in this series that celebrates these unique and essential habitats that dot our coastline.
These hikes will traverse through the varied coastal landscapes of Cape Cod - from dramatic dunes and bluffs of the Atlantic, to the vast and vibrant vistas of our salt marsh systems, and to the beautiful expanses along the tidal flats and barrier beaches of Cape Cod Bay. Specific locations for the entire series are listed below and are offered as individual sessions.
December 17: Great Island, Wellfleet
January 14: Marconi Beach and the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp
February 11: Coast Guard Beach, Eastham
March 11: Hatches Harbor, Provincetown
April 8: Sandy Neck Beach, Barnstable
Each walk will average 4-5 miles in length and on varied terrain-from established wooded trails to beach sand and up-and-down a few hills and dunes. We will stop to enjoy the birds, including migratory waterfowl, and other wildlife we may encounter. We will also take water breaks and stop for lunch.
Discover the beauty of the Outer Cape in this series of guided walks beyond the sanctuary's boundaries.
This program meets at the Sandy Neck Ranger Station (425 Sandy Neck Road, West Barnstable MA 02668). Park in the gravel lot by the Gatehouse.
Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please pack water, snacks, and/or a brown bag lunch. You may bring your own binoculars. Please arrive and check-in 10 minutes before the start of the program.
Please note our cancellation policy: In order to receive a refund, you must notify us of your cancellation at least 7 days before the program begins. If we cancel the program, you will receive a full refund. We reserve the right to change programs, schedules, and instructors, and to cancel programs due to low enrollment or unfavorable weather.