Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Trails of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


JOHN WING TRAIL (1.3 mile) is our most popular field walk. It passes through coastal pitch pine woodlands, across a salt marsh, to Wing Island and finally descends through a salt marsh swale to the barrier beach and tidal pools of Cape Cod Bay. This is truly a microcosm of the Cape's landscape.
Walking Wing Island guide/map available here: Page 1 Page 2
THE LEE BALDWIN TRAIL (1 mile) starts across Route 6A on Museum land that meanders through the famous Stony Brook Valley. It travels through a brackish salt marsh across the Stony Brook into a unique beech forest. Our naturalist guides will point out major plant species in the imcreasingly freshwater habitat.
HERRING RUN Between mid-April and early-June, Stony Brook becomes a herring run, connecting these ocean-dwelling alewives with their freshwater spawning grounds.
No dogs are allowed on Museum property, year round! Please use Drummer Boy parking and use the public trail access, 50 feet west of our mailbox on 6A, to walk your leashed dog on the public trail, October 1st to April 30th. No dogs are allowed on the trails between May 1st and September 30th.
FIELD TRIP LOGISTICS FOR GROUPS RESERVATIONS. Reservations are required for all school and adult groups requesting field guides for the trails. Please call 508.896.3867.