Cape Cod on the cheap
National Park Service Photo
Refueled, you can then head off for two very different looks at the nearby natural world. The first is a one-mile roundtrip hike to an Atlantic White Cedar swamp, a wet woodland home to pinus rigida (the ubiquitous pitch pine), high bush blueberry, red maple, and bear oak, a slight, gnarled survivor of a tree that seems to outlast whipping wind with sheer willpower. A boardwalk trail meanders through the still swamp before meeting up with the old wireless road and a short uphill walk back to the parking lot. Repair then to nearby Marconi Beach to finish out the afternoon with surf and sun.