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Great Island, Wellfleet

Birding in Massachusetts

Great Island
Cape Cod National Seashore
Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667
Great Island Trail webpage

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Great Island, Wellfleet
Coordinates: 41.9183734, -70.0663376
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Coordinates: 41.932601, -70.068991
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About Great Island
3.9-8.8 miles round trip (3.9 for tavern loop round trip to the parking area; 8.8 for a round trip to Jeremy Point overlook including tavern loop.)

Allow three to five hours to explore Great Island.

Corner of Griffin Island and Chequessett Neck Road. From US-6, follow green signs to Wellfleet Center; turn left onto East Commercial Street (follow signs to Wellfleet Harbor); continue along the shoreline from town pier via Chequessett Neck Road to the Great Island parking area. (Keep water view on left after leaving US-6.)
Pets: Leashed pets are allowed in designated areas on Great Island Trail. Be sure to check trail signs for permitted areas.

A picnic area is adjacent to the parking area.

The park’s most difficult trail; mostly soft sand; some log steps; portions are submerged at high tide; hats, sturdy footgear, and drinking water advised; portable toilets. Leashed pets are allowed between the upper/lower parking areas along the trail to the first cut and out onto the beach.
From Great Island Trail webpage