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Description: Hike the dunes south of Duck Harbor and walk in the woods along the Herring River. 
Trip is 3.6 miles and 1.5 hours.

Place to Meet:  Meet at Duck Harbor parking lot, Wellfleet

Driving/Parking Directions:  Chequesset Neck Road, right at end onto Griffin Island Road, left on Duck Harbor Rd. Follow to parking lot at end.

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.

Start: (note: underlined words have links to pictures)
  • Leave Duck Harbor parking lot walking toward the Bay, turning LEFT (south) at first opportunity after parking lot.
  • Continue south and take 2nd left and enter woods.  Exit woods at top of dunes and continue walking south along dune top.  Views of Sandwich and Plymouth looking west and Provincetown looking north.
  • After approx. 25-30 mins from start, turn RIGHT at fork and walk along dunes and then enter wooded area.  (If you go LEFT you will go to Griffin Island Rd.).
  • Continue until you reach a driveway, and then turn LEFT.
  • Continue on the driveway until you reach Griffin Island Rd then turn RIGHT and walk until you reach Chequesset Neck Rd.near the Great Island sign and parking lot.
  • Turn LEFT and walk down Chequesset Neck Rd until you reach the first dirt road on the left (100 yards).  When you reach it, turn LEFT on the Duck Harbor Road.
  • Continue on this road going through the (only) fork until you reach a bend in the road and a ‘Fire Road’ sign on a chain.  Go LEFT up the hill into the woods and left at the fork at the top.
  • Continue on path turning RIGHT at fork (storage containers may be visable) then go down hill slightly.
  • Shortly you will come to a second fork. Go LEFT here. This is Duck Harbor Road again.
  • Continue on this path making no additional turns.  Soon you will see another fire road sign, passing that you will see the parking lot.

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# 15 Revised 1/12/2021