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15 Towns in 12 Months-October

Brewster was the town of the month for October. What this town lacks in industry, it makes up for it in beauty and charm. This is a town that is reminiscent of “old cape cod”.   You won’t find a chain grocery store or restaurant in town, but there are many charming boutique shops and mom & pop stores. Make sure you pop into the Brewster General Store and you will feel as if you were transported back in time.

My first not so hidden gem of a nature trail is the Nickerson State Park. This park packs a big punch. With many fishing, biking and hiking trails, Cliff Pond was a perfect start! We started on Flax Pond Road at the parking lot in between Cliff and Little Cliff Ponds. Keeping the pond on our left, we made our way around the 3+mile loop    Brew-Cliff Pond May 2014-2        Brew-Cliff Pond April 2014

where there are many opportunities for the dogs to swim any time of year, and towards the end of the loop is a beautiful sandy beach where we stopped to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Trail map: http://www.mass.gov/eea/images/dcr/parks/trailmaps/nickerson.gif

Running through Nickerson is the Cape Cod Rail Trail which is a beautiful walk in itself!

The next trail we hit is adjacent to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, at 869 Main Street (Route 6A). Just west of the museum you will find a map at the trailhead. Dogs are only allowed October 1-April 30, so this was the perfect addition to our month! The weather cooperated, and although the trail is not long it is full of gorgeous scenery. You should be sure to check the tides, as the plank walkway across the marsh will be flooded at high tide

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As you transition from woods to marsh through another section of woods,

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you will eventually land on the beautiful stairway to the infamous Brewster Flats  that can go on for miles at low tide.

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Simply breathtaking!

http://www.ccmnh.org/The-Trails-of-the-Cape-Cod-Museum-of-Natural-History

Be sure to check out the Brewster Conservation Trust properties for more wonderful trails!! There are too many to list, so check them out for yourselves:

http://bct.capecodgis.com/ or http://brewsterconservationtrust.org/index.php/category/walking-trails/

All private land trusts are run by volunteers and donations, so consider possibly giving some time or perhaps money to save our open space!

Brew-Cliff Pond -1 2014      HAPPY TRAILS!