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WHITECREST BEACH, Wellfleet
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Description: Hike on old trails and fire roads to Duck Pond, and return

Place to Meet:  Whitecrest Beach parking lot

Driving/Parking Directions: Turn off Route 6 at LeCount Hollow Road. Left onto Ocean View Drive. Parking on right or left at Whitecrest Beach parking lot

Note: Please be aware that Wellfleet and other towns may require parking stickers to park at many of the locations. Please check with authorities before heading out.

Note 2: There are many trails criss-crossing in this area.  Be aware that this area is bounded on the north by Cahoon Hollow Road, on the east by Ocean View Drive, on the south by a dirt fire road that runs between the power lines and Ocean View and on the west by the power lines.


Start: (note: underlined words have links to pictures)

  • Go south on Ocean View Drive for ¼ mile, turn RIGHT at cement post past driveway

  • RIGHT at first fork

  • Pass path on right and take sharp LEFT at ‘T’

  • continue straight until you get to 1st fork with yellow markers, go RIGHT and follow them.

  • when you get to the next fork with yellow markers go STRAIGHT.

  • at the next intersection with yellow markers, go left.  If you go right and follow the yellow markers you will end at Cahoon Hollow Rd near Great Pond parking lot.

  • Just before next turn you will a large log across the trail.  It was cut into smaller sections which remain next to trail.  Just after that landmark, turn LEFT at top of hill and head south.

  • take the next (quick) RIGHT.

  • take next right again.

  • at the next fork go left.  Soon you will be able to see Duck Pond
  • Take the next RIGHT, the next LEFT, the next RIGHT.
  • Continue until you get to a split rail fence.  Go RIGHT to pond or LEFT to parking lot.

  • Leave pond area; go to sand road west, under power lines, and turn LEFT on sandy road going south

  • LEFT again onto sand rd going STRAIGHT under power lines (pole #99 on left) onto fire rd heading east

  • Stay on fire road for ~1/2 mile passing a split rail fence on left, then take LEFT at path into woods at 2 white cement posts. 

  • Go STRAIGHT at 1st fork (you were here before)

  • Walk to Ocean View Drive and turn LEFT to return to parking lot

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#21 Revised 02/15/2015