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Fox Island

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Fox Island
Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667
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Coordinates: 41.906922, -70.017256
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About Fox Island
Fox Island Area includes: Forest 68 acres; Marsh 100 acres; Walking Trails 1.75 miles

This large swath of pitch pine and mixed oak forest land stretches from Baker Road off Paine Hollow Road to Pilgrim Spring Road and provides the only public pedestrian path between them. Each of the two trailhead parking lots provides access to trails that lead to marsh and harbor views. The jewel in the crown of these views is the splendid vista from Whale Bone Point of Fox Island Marsh and Blackfish Creek. The strategy of acquiring contiguous parcels from 1998-2008 has led to the largest public conservation property on the Outer Cape. The various linked trails allow the hiker to choose walks of many different distances and durations.

Directions: To Baker Road Trailhead (41.91395, -70.01132): From US-6 going South, turn right onto Way 112, then right onto Paine Hollow Road; going North, turn left onto Way 112, then bear slight left onto Paine Hollow Road. After approximately 0.3 miles, turn right onto Baker Road. The trailhead parking area is at the end of the dirt road extension of Baker Road.

To Pilgrim Spring Road Trailhead (41.9189, -70.01488): From US-6 going South, turn right onto Pilgrim Spring Road.; going North, turn left onto Pilgrim Spring Road. Follow this road for approximately 0.2 miles to the trailhead parking area on the left.
From Fox Island Marsh webpage