Wellfleet has several gems (see the Audubon Sanctuary) that provide some outdoor moments of quiet and calm. The White Cedar Swamp is one such place. Beautifully maintained including the elevated walkway, the area seems so remote from the rest of the Cape as to be almost surreal. The folks who 50 years ago moved to the area established as a national seashore really made a great contribution to the community. The White Cedar Swamp allows visitors to experience a natural area that was one ubiquitous on the lower Cape but has almost completely been lost to human development. The swamp is quiet, mysterious, and very accessible. It feels like a discovery adventure, ending up at a bluff overlooking the huge expanse of the ocean as seen from Marconi Beach where the first transatlantic radio transmission occurred. The White Cedar Swamp is great for solo visits, couples, and families. I think the walkway is stroller and wheelchair accessible. As another reviewer noted, unless there is a breeze or it has been an unusually dry summer, the swamp can be buggy (that shouldn't be a surprise) but very manageable. Cool an quiet, even on summer's hottest days.
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