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White Cedar Swamp

Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA
(508) 255-3421
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Nice break from the beach

Fun little hike and super easy. Fun to see another ecosystem along the Cape. Sure, like another... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Sarah C
Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
The Boardwalk is beautiful

The well maitained boardwalk thru the white cedars is an awesome walk thru this unique swamp forest.

Reviewed 18 September 2016
tjay s
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The site of Marconi's wireless transmission station.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA
(508) 255-3421
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fun little hike and super easy. Fun to see another ecosystem along the Cape. Sure, like another reviewer said, it's nothing special if you've seen the southern swamps. However, it's neat to see this environment on Cape Cod so close to the coastal zone. If...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The well maitained boardwalk thru the white cedars is an awesome walk thru this unique swamp forest.

Thank tjay s
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We really enjoyed our walk through the swamp. There is boardwalk style paths throughout, which makes it an easy hike. The trail is not too long and it is really beautiful to see this preserved area on the seashore (very close to Marconi Wireless Station...More

1  Thank taunya m
Reviewed 11 September 2016

White Cedar Swamp is an important natural area on Cape Cod, but for anyone who has seen swamps in the southern part of the U.S. this is definitely a little brother. I grew up near the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Missouri and this...More

1  Thank BadgerTripper
Reviewed 14 August 2016

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....More

4  Thank lpaustian
Reviewed 12 August 2016

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".

2  Thank Lance and Debs B
Reviewed 10 August 2016

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!

2  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 24 July 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...More

Thank 7continentsdone
Reviewed 12 July 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.)...More

Thank NEtraveler707
Reviewed 7 July 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...More

Thank bsawyer135
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7 May 2017|
Response from Eve K |
I was there the 6/17 and dogs were not permitted. Sorry.