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Walk Hawksnest State Park, Harwich

Hawknest State Park, an undeveloped state park that feels like a conservation area....great for a walk, followed by a swim in crystal clear water of a kettle pond. 

This is an easy walk of about 2.5 miles, where we will stay on dirt roads, away from ticks.  This is a gorgeous, heavily wooded area with multiple ponds. People and dogs can swim from a tiny, tiny "beach" in the crystal clear water of Hawksnest Pond.  If you plan to swim, you might like to do the walk in "water shoes" or bring something to sit on while you change your shoes...there is poison ivy in the area. 

THIS WALK WILL BE AT A SNAPPY PACE AND DOGS WILL BE OFF LEASH MOST OF THE TIME. Guests who like walking with dogs off leash are invited to join you on walks.

Directions: From Rt.6, the Mid-Cape Highway, take exit 11 and turn south on Rt.137. Go a VERY short distance to the first street on your right, Spruce Rd (easy to miss). Spruce is just north of Pleasant Bay Rd. Go right / west on Spruce. When you have driven 0.5 mile, you will see a faded colored flag with beach shoes on it, on the left. PARK THERE. We met at a street farther down Spruce Rd on July 14, the last time we walked there. Today, we'll meet at the corner of Spruce Rd and Hawksnest Rd at 9:00 AT THE FLAG WITH THE BEACH SHOES ON IT.

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  • Joyce

    Great to get to know Elena. Weather co-operated, although it did not suggest a swim. We took a route I have not taken before.

    July 28, 2013

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