Trails at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Please note our trails are impacted by the tides. Plan ahead or check the tides at the trailhead before your hike.

JOHN WING TRAIL (1.3 mile) is our most popular field walk. It passes through coastal pitch pine woodlands, across a salt marsh, to Wing Island and finally descends through a salt marsh swale to the barrier beach and tidal pools of Cape Cod Bay. This is truly a microcosm of the Cape's landscape. 

Walking Wing Island Guide/Map:

Guide Map

THE LEE BALDWIN TRAIL (1 mile) starts across Route 6A on Museum land that meanders through the famous Stony Brook Valley. It travels through a brackish salt marsh across the Stony Brook into a unique beech forest. Our naturalist guides will point out major plant species in the increasingly freshwater habitat.

HERRING RUN Between mid-April and early-June, Stony Brook becomes a herring run, connecting these ocean-dwelling alewives with their freshwater spawning grounds.

Check the tides before your hike:

 Tide Chart

No dogs are allowed on Museum property, year round! Please use Drummer Boy parking and use the public trail access, 50 feet west of our mailbox on 6A, to walk your leashed dog on the public trail, October 1st to April 30th. No dogs are allowed on the trails between May 1st and September 30th.