There is a 1 mile loop, but a lot of trail within the woods that can take you random ways. This was my first time so I basically just got lost. I knew I wanted to see the ocean, so I figured I’d make my way there somehow. I did pull up google maps a couple of times because I ended up on random private roads and just wanted to get oriented to make sure I wasn’t roaming too far away.
I ended up walking for about an hour. I chose Woods Walk in North Truro because I wanted to bring Avett, and there sadly aren’t many trails that are dog friendly within the National Seashore on Cape Cod. Kait and Weston were staying behind, so I also didn’t want to make it too long and I really wanted to be walking on trails – not paved paths. So Woods Walk fit the bill.
Dogs are supposed to be leashed, but of the 12 or so dogs I saw only Avett and two other dogs were on a leash. But the dogs not on leashes listened to their people much better than Avett listens to us.
I absolutely loved it. I didn’t love the paved areas, but there were plenty of trails through the woods. The paved areas belong mostly around the old Air Force Station which was active between 1951-1985. “This housed one of the many radar facilities established across the country in response to Cold War fears of Soviet attacks. … At one point there were 500 civilian and military personnel stationed here.”
I actually found that part pretty creepy….A bunch of housing units that look identical, abandoned, surrounded by fences, and when you are there it feels like the middle of nowhere, though it is not.
We hit the trail, I took the first one that got me off the paved area. It was beautiful. One thing that we noticed here on the Cape, at home, and when I was out on the trail, is when the wind comes through the trees it sounds just like the waves of the ocean. It makes it seem like you are standing on the beach. But when you are on the beach, you hear the actual waves and the wind sounds like wind.
This is a great area to do Logan Kinei Nature Walks. The field that once held baseball games is perfect for our mobility warm-up and to meet each other. The woods are great to connect with nature. The best part, I didn’t even get to my favorite part of it, is the view of the ocean. I won’t even go any further than to say it surprised me and at the time of writing this, it is now my favorite view I have come across on Cape Cod. That’s all I’ll say. The photos do it no justice, in my opinion. But right by the view is a great area for gathering together again for some discourse and perhaps a little meditation, and finishing up again with our short breath work and mobility.
Let’s get lost in the woods for a bit and finish with incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean from the bluff!
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes – 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
**You must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, fairly steep inclines/declines, and through somewhat thickly settled wooded areas
Connection! with people & nature & yourself
Meditative Walk/Hike in Nature
Exploratory discussion amongst the group
Light breath work and Mobility Ending
Be prepared for:
Potential Wild Life interaction
No Water (please bring your own water or purchase a Logan Kinei Water Bottle and we will bring it filled with fresh clean water)
43 Old Dewline Road, North Truro, MA
Put that into GPS and then just go to the end of Dewline Road. There is parking right in front of the field where we will meet.
National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/woods-walk.htm
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