AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Corn Hill Historical Walk

Date and Time

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 1:00PM - 3:00PM


Truro, MA (meeting location will be sent to registrants),
Massachusetts, Cape Cod,


Registration is required for this activity.


Corn Hill Historical Walk: two-three miles, mostly on sandy paths and roads, with a few hills. A few friendly, well-behaved dogs may be allowed with PRIOR approval of leader. Frequent stops to highlight points of interest on or near Corn Hill, including the first European summer vacation on the Cape (Martin Pring in 1603, with Foole and Gallant, his two enormous English mastiffs), the opening of the Cape Cod railroad from Boston to Ptown (1873), the loss of many of Truro's men at sea in the October Gale of 1841, the record-setting 1928-1929 German glider school atop Corn Hill, Margaret Sanger's summer move from Ptown to Truro in 1917 because Ptown had "become littered with easels and smocks", and of course, the Pilgrim's discovery and theft of Indian seed corn (400 years ago today!). Online registration is required. AMC membership is not required, but you will need to set up a free AMC online account if you do not already have one. Click "Register" button to accept the risks, provide contact info, and sign the AMC liability waiver. Each person must register individually; you cannot register for a friend or household member. Group size is limited to 10 people including the leader. You must bring and be willing to wear a mask whenever we cannot socially distance. Please have your mask on when we circle up. Anyone who does not register or does not bring a mask will not be allowed to join the hike. Bring water and snacks. Must have hiked similar distances recently and be able to maintain a moderate pace. An optional lunch meet before the walk may be included. Do not come on the hike if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. Please cancel your registration as soon as possible if you can no longer attend as all Cape hikes this fall so far have had wait lists. Thank you.

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Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

contact leader for meet location details

Provincetown and the northernmost arm of Cape Cod Bay, from Corn Hill



Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts


Wait Listed


Easy, speed, sand, and hills can be a challenge