Activities In and Around Provincetown: Hiking Trails

We recently told you about ways to see the area’s natural sites by bicycle.  However, if you enjoy seeing nature at a more leisurely pace, The Distinctive Inns of Provincetown are happy to tell you about hiking opportunities in the area!

Province Lands Bike Trail:
We recently told you about this 5.45 mile loop in the Biking Blog Post.  Well, this trail can also be done on foot, allowing for photos, and more leisurely appreciation, and going by foot makes it easier to navigate some of the more challenging parts of the trail for bikes.  Be careful if you venture off-trail though – poison ivy grows in some areas!

Beech Forest Trail at Cape Cod National Seashore:
The seashore starts at Fort Hill, MA and wraps north around the peninsula, including much of the area surrounding Provincetown to the north: here you will find the Beech Forest Trail very near the Province Lands Bike Trail.  The Beech Forest Trail begins (and ends) at a parking area along Race Point Road.  This 1.22 mile trail circles Blackwater Pond through some of the area’s beautiful woodlands.

Pilgrim Heights:
Nearby Truro offers Pilgrim Heights: a popular recreational area full of history.  Here, the Pilgrim Spring Trail (.33 miles) and Small’s Swamp Trail (.66 miles) begin at a parking area off of Route 6 in North Truro.

Woods Walk at Highlands Center:
This 1-mile trail is a little closer to the coast in North Truro, and contains reminders of the cold war and a military past.  For an added treat, walk the campus to see more of the area’s military remains.

While this is far from ALL of the hiking trails on MA’s outer peninsula, these are the closest hiking opportunities to take advantage of during a Provincetown getaway.  We hope you enjoy your stay!

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