Back this year to enjoy this beautiful spot overlooking Nauset Marsh, but with an even better view by taking the Nauset Marsh Trail. Enter from the upper parking lot or the lower parking lot near the Penniman House. The trail takes you down for a much closer view of Nauset Marsh with a full field of yellow, purple, crimson and blue wild flowers on one side and enormous cattails on the other. Enjoy brief treks to the side of the marsh for a feel of an ecosystem in full play. Continue past Skiff Hill and take the path to Indian Rock where early settlers used huge boulders sharpen their weapons and tools. An inscription from the travel diaries of Samuel Champlagne provides evidence of a thriving community in 1605. Dotted along the path this year are 10 wooden sculptures by students at a local charter school from wood gathered by National Park crews in cleaning up the Fort Hill area. Follow the trail to the Red Maple Marsh with its intriguing wildlife surrounding the boardwalk there.
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