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2019 Fall Gathering Hike Long Hike from Camp Burgess through Maple Swamp Conservation Area

Date and Time

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:30AM - 3:30PM

Location

Sandwich, MA,
Massachusetts, Cape Cod,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

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. Enjoy an autumn day on Cape Cod on this 8.5 mile hike. Who said Cape Cod is flat? Hikers new to the Cape may be surprised to find trails that reach from 40 ft. to 250 ft. above sea level with slopes that get your heart pumping! You'll experience a cross section of a glacial moraine running from Sandwich to Brewster so be on the lookout for some loose rocks and tree roots. The area is densely forested with maple, pine, oak and holly trees. A Quaking Bog and Maple Swamp decked out in autumns colors are unique features not to be missed. Trails range from single lane to ancient cartways, may be grassy in spots. Paved roads and power lines separate Camp Burgess from Maple Swamp. We'll travel at a moderate pace. MUST HAVE: sturdy hiking boots, hiking poles, hat, rain gear, plastic bag/ small mat to sit on,2+ liters of water for hydration, lunch, high energy snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, tick repellent (Permethrin) * Please protect yourself against disease transmitting ticks and poison ivy. Consider: GPS, compass. 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.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

AMC Fall Gathering Website

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Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts

Status

Open

Difficulty

Moderate wooded trails, cartways some steady climb

Audience

Adults (18+)


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