The Seashore also has a number of walking trails--all free, all picturesque, and all worth a trip. In Eastham, Fort Hill (off Route 6) has one of the best scenic views on Cape Cod as well as a popular boardwalk trail through a red maple swamp. Following the trail markers around Fort Hill, you'll pass "Indian Rock" (bearing the marks of untold generations who used it to sharpen their tools) and enjoy scenic vantage points overlooking the channel-carved marsh and out to sea. Keep an eye out for egrets and great blue herons. The Fort Hill Trail hooks up with the 1/2 mile Red Cedar Swamp Trail, offering boardwalk views of an ecology otherwise inaccessible.

The Nauset Marsh Trail is accessed from the Salt Pond Visitor Center on Route 6 in Eastham. Great Island on the bay side in Wellfleet is surely one of the finest places to have a picnic; you could spend the day hiking the trails. On Pamet Cranberry Bog Trail off North Pamet Road in Truro, hikers pass the decrepit old cranberry-bog building (restoration is in the works) after a boardwalked romp past the bog itself. The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail is located at the Marconi Station site. Small Swamp and Pilgrim Spring trails are found at Pilgrim Heights, and Beech Forest Trail is located at Race Point in Provincetown.

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