Yarmouth Short Walks on Cape Cod
Park at the bay side end of Center Street in Yarmouthport (001). Walk out
to the end of the boardwalk for the view (002). Then walk east through the
playground to the nature trail that meanders through the brush (004), passing
a side trail to Homer's Dock Road, and returning to Center Street (006).
Walk west on Alm's House Road to the bridge (007), and out to the edge
of the marsh (008). Walk south to the Ancient Cemeter at Kingsbury Way
(009), and see where Mary is buried with her famous inscription on her
tombstone castigating her neighbors in the "Whaling Port" section. Return
to Green Teal Way (010), then retrace your walk back to Center Street (006).
This walk takes you through the premises of the Bass River Rod and Gun Club.
With permission, you may follow the route from 001 up to 009 opposite Chase
Garden Creek, return to 002, thencircle Matthews Pond from 010 back to 001. About 3.5 miles. You will pass by the Kings Way complex which border the
Bud Carter Trail
This a hilly walk through a Yarmouth watershed area. The trail was laid out
by Bud Carter, and is dedicated to his memory. A memorial bench is on the
trail. Park just south of Weir Road, off North Dennis Road in Yarmouthport (001).
The Bud Carter Trail in Yarmouth is a little gem, hidden in a wooded and hilly
area west of North Dennis Road, and north of Great Western Road. Unfortunately,
the trails are being used by motor bikers, which carves them into ruts. Also, many
side trails are confusing. Even with a compass, it is difficult to find the original
trails. The center trail, from 001 to 004 to 009 and 010 has Cape Cod Pathways
markers on trees. Look for them along the way.
The trail in the east half has two segments, from 001 to 003, and from 004 to 009.
Watch for the sharp changes in direction at intersections. Where it crosses the
center trail at 009, walk up to the lookout at 011. The trail on the west half begins
there and continues through 012 and 013 to another lookout at 014. Return to the