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LONGNOOK BEACH, TRURO

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Description: Hike woodlands to former Air Force Station and Jenny Lind Tower

Place to Meet:  Meet in parking lot at end of Longnook Road, Truro

Driving/Parking Directions: Turn off Route 6 at Longnook Road and follow to parking lot at end

Beach/Parking/ Resident permit may be required during the Summer months


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

  • Head out of parking lot on Longnook Road and after 500 yards take first RIGHT

  • walk past first driveway on left and second driveway (JMD) on right

  • At fork bear LEFT and stay on main road, go up the hill, curves right

  • Continue on main road until you reach a 3 way intersection and go RIGHT

  • After 50 yards go STRAIGHT at ‘#29’ driveway.  Do not turn on any driveways

  • After 100 yards bear LEFT at ‘#37’ driveway.  Do not turn on any driveways

  • After 100 yards bear LEFT at ‘#39’ driveway.  Do not turn on any driveways

  • Continue a few yards and go RIGHT past split rail fence onto narrow path

  • Go STRAIGHT at tee with ‘Wood Walk’ signs

  • Enter paved Air Force Station area on pavement, go LEFT at chain link fence area

  • Go RIGHT at next intersection. (Parking lot to left)

  • Go LEFT at next intersection.

  • At closed gate with ‘Authorized Personnel’ sign go RIGHT into thick brush path along Station chain link fencing

  • Take in ocean view, then return and continue along fence.

  • When near Jenny Lind tower, take RIGHT on small brush path to view tower

  • Return on path turning RIGHT at fence, continue, past tall transmission tower

  • LEFT at Laboratory parking lot to front of Air Force Station then bear RIGHT to trail on paved road

  • RIGHT on Snake Rd on ‘Woods Walk’

  • At 'T' continue STRAIGHT, barbed wire fence will be on right

  • At intersection go RIGHT onto trail in woods

  • At 'Y' go RIGHT

  • At 'T' intersection, turn LEFT, Cement post on trail

  • At fence and “#29” driveway sign turn RIGHT.  (you were here before)

  • At 3-way intersection go STRAIGHT on path (past blue pipe on left), roads to right and left

  • At 'T' go LEFT

  • Walk down a step hill and turn RIGHT onto Longnook Road

  • After about 50 yards turn LEFT onto gravel drainage path

  • LEFT at sand road, continuing STRAIGHT to gate and paved road

  • Go up hill to FAA cone and

  • Go STRAIGHT across field to small path in thick brush

  • Walk down past FAA markers to Longnook Parking Lot.

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#30 Revised 01/02/2012