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Trails & Tides

Please note trails are impacted by the tides. Check the tide chart at the trailhead before your hike or plan ahead with the tide chart below.

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 an increasingly freshwater habitat, and then through a unique beech forest.

Lee Baldwin Trail Map

JOHN WING TRAIL (1.3 mile) 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. 

John Wing Trail Map

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

TIDES Check the tide before you hike! We are set on North America's largest tidal flat. We experience two high tides and two low tides a day that can change the water level an average of 8-12 feet.

Tide Chart

Museum parking lots are for members or with Museum admission. 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.