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Pochet Island

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Pochet Island
Cape Cod National Seashore

Orleans, Massachusetts 02653
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Pochet Island
Coordinates: 41.7670547, -69.9404669
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Tips for birding Pochet Island
The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike from Nauset Beach to Pochet Island.

About Pochet Island
In 1975, the Payson family (Payson, Parra, Thomsen) donated a 300-acre Conservation Restriction to the National Park Service. It is the largest private Conservation Restriction on Cape Cod. Public access is allowed from Nauset Beach on trails maintained by the family.
From A Brief History of Land Conservaiton around Pleasant Bay

About Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod is a large peninsula extending 60 miles into the Atlantic ocean from the coast of Massachusetts. Located on the outer portion of the Cape, Cape Cod National Seashore’s 44,600 acres encompass a rich mosaic of marine, estuarine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. These systems and their associated habitats reflect the Cape’s glacial origin, dynamic natural processes, and at least 9,000 years of human activity. Geomorphic shoreline change, groundwater fluctuations, tidal dynamics including rising sea level, and atmospheric deposition are among the many physical processes that continue to shape the Seashore’s ecosystems. Marine and estuarine systems include beaches, sand spits, tidal flats, salt marshes, and soft-bottom benthos. Freshwater ecosystems include kettle ponds, vernal pools, sphagnum bogs, and swamps. Terrestrial systems include pitch pine and scrub oak forests, heathlands, dunes, and sandplain grasslands. Many of these habitats are globally uncommon and the species that occupy them are correspondingly rare.
From Cape Cod National Seashore website


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