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2019 Fall Gathering Hike Sandy Neck Nature Trails

Date and Time

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location

West Barnstable, MA,
Massachusetts, Cape Cod,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

This activity is part of the 2019 AMC Fall Gathering and is open to registered participants of that event-if you wish to participate in this activity, please register for the Fall Gathering at www.outdoors.org/fallgathering. Sandy Neck Nature Trail is an eight (8), mile Loop that is rated as moderate. This hike route passes through soft sand, sometimes flat, and sometimes rolling hills. One will experience sand dunes, marshland, fir trees, little privately owned cabins, as well as the waters of Cape Cod Bay. Many land and sea birds call this area home. The drawback of this hike is that the trail and beach are very exposed. Hikers should be prepared for any weather situation such as very hot sun, rain, etc etc. Make sure all bring plenty of fluids and snacks, sun protection and some sort of hat. The benefit of this hike is its visual beauty, making it a very camera, friendly hike. Most important there are many turn arounds or smaller trails during the hike. The first trail is about a mile from the start. We can take a left for a very short spur that goes through the dunes, cedars, and out to the ocean. The next trail is 2.25 miles from the start. There are two other short spur trails along the main Nature Trail. We will carpool from camp and park at the Sandy Neck Beach parking lot. A very short walk brings us to the beginning of our adventure. Participants need sturdy footwear, water, bagged lunch and hiking poles optional. This activity is part of the 2019 AMC Fall Gathering and is open to registered participants of that event-if you wish to participate in this activity, please register for the Fall Gathering at www.outdoors.org/fallgatheriing.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

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Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


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