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Yarmouth Short Walks on Cape Cod

Gray's Beach

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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).

Matthews Pond

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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 club property.  

Bud Carter Trail

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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 parking lot.