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:
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: