The Nature of Cape Cod

The woods are pleasant , but the views of the marsh are spectacular . Wyman Richardson's " house on Nauset Marsh ” is the one on the hillside behind you at the marsh overlook just east of Salt Pond . Walk the Beach and Nauset Spit ...

Author: Beth Schwarzman

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584651075

Category: History

Page: 434

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A field companion to the natural sites of Cape Cod

Walking the Cape and Islands

BICYCLES Not allowed DOGS Not allowed HUNTING Not allowed WALK SUMMAR Y Don't miss this scenic stroll beside Nauset Marsh, one of the Cape's natural wonders and setting for two classics of nature writing—The Outermost House, ...

Author: David Weintraub

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897328477

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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The Cape and Islands--Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket--provide some of the best walking and hiking in coastal New England. There is a great variety of terrain and scenery, from the crashing Atlantic Ocean to pristine kettle ponds, from densely wooded tracts to open expanses of salt marsh, and from sandy shorelines to wildflower-carpeted grasslands. Walking the Cape and Islands is the first comprehensive guide to the area's best walking and hiking trails. In includes: 72 walks ranging in length from 0.4 miles to 11.2 miles and in difficulty from easy to difficult; for each walk, a complete route description, driving directions to the trailhead, and a detailed, easy-to-read map; at-a-glance Info providing essential information such as distance, difficulty, time to walk, trail surface, and more; trail-use data showing whether bicycles, dogs, or hunting are allowed on the described route; and health stats showing the number of steps and estimated calories burned. Although designed primarily for walkers and hikers, this book will also appeal to joggers and mountain bicyclists. The book is illustrated with photographs by the author, a professional photographer.

The Sporting Art of Frank W Benson

... after a day of shooting on Cape Cod's Nauset Marsh , c . 1898 . Their boat , called a float , was kept in the large boathouse in the foreground . On the crest of the hill can be seen the old , weathered house .

Author: Faith Andrews Bedford

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 1567921116

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Frank Benson, a pivotal artist of the American Impressionist movement had three great loves in his long and productive life: his family, his art, and the sporting life. As a boy, Benson dreamed of being an ornithological illustrator. In mid-life, after an extremely successful career as a portraitist, he returned to the wildfowl and sporting subjects that were his lifelong passion. Over the next forty years, in etching, lithography, watercolor, and oil and wash, he portrayed birds beloved since childhood, scenes of his hunting and fishing expeditions, and still lives of incomparable delicacy. Whether painting a hunter setting out decoys, a wash of geese by moonlight, a watercolor of a companion poised to gaff a salmon, or an etching of a group of ducks silently gliding in for a landing, Benson conveyed the joy and beauty of a sportsman's life.

Adventure Kayaking Cape Cod and Marthas

Henry Beston's dune cottage, memorialized in his 1928 classic, The Outermost House, stood on the sand spit at the south end of Coast Guard Beach until a furious storm in 1978 swept it away. Nauset Marsh and its environs are the subject ...

Author: David Weintraub

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899975863

Category: Travel

Page: 216

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Discover what the Pilgrims missed when they moved to Plymouth after landing on Cape Cod. Explore the numerous bays, ponds, harbors, marshes, and tidal creeks of this New England treasure. In the expanded second edition of this classic book, author David Weintraub adds kayaking adventure off Martha Vineyard's shores. From one-hour trips to all-day excursions, kayakers of every skill level will find a route to explore.Trip descriptions, maps, launch sites, and driving directions, plus nearby historical and scenic attractions: this book is a must-have guide to the solitude and beauty of these regions.

The Outer Beach A Thousand Mile Walk on Cape Cod s Atlantic Shore

NAUSET. MARSH. Tides,. along with the seasons and the diurnal rhythms, are one of the few dependably regular reciprocal rhythms in ... For companionship I took with me my paperback copy of Wyman Richardson's The House on Nauset Marsh, ...

Author: Robert Finch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324000525

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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A poignant, candid chronicle of a beloved nature writer’s fifty-year relationship with an iconic American landscape. Those who have encountered Cape Cod—or merely dipped into an account of its rich history—know that it is a singular place. Robert Finch writes of its beaches: “No other place I know sears the heart with such a constant juxtaposition of pleasure and pain, of beauty being born and destroyed in the same moment.” And nowhere within its borders is this truth more vivid and dramatic than along the forty miles of Atlantic coast—what Finch has always known as the Outer Beach. The essays here represent nearly fifty years and a cumulative thousand miles of walking along the storied edge of the Cape’s legendary arm. Finch considers evidence of nature’s fury: shipwrecks, beached whales, towering natural edifices, ferocious seaside blizzards. And he ponders everyday human interactions conducted in its environment with equal curiosity, wit, and insight: taking a weeks-old puppy for his first beach walk; engaging in a nocturnal dance with one of the Cape’s fabled lighthouses; stumbling, unexpectedly, upon nude sunbathers; or even encountering out-of-towners hoping an Uber will fetch them from the other side of a remote dune field. Throughout these essays, Finch pays tribute to the Outer Beach’s impressive literary legacy, meditates on its often-tragic history, and explores the strange, mutable nature of time near the ocean. But lurking behind every experience and observation—both pivotal and quotidian—is the essential question that the beach beckons every one of its pilgrims to confront: How do we accept our brief existence here, caught between overwhelming beauty and merciless indifference? Finch’s affable voice, attentive eye, and stirring prose will be cherished by the Cape’s staunch lifers and erstwhile visitors alike, and strike a resounding chord with anyone who has been left breathless by the majestic, unrelenting beauty of the shore.

Hiking through History New England

In between adventures, about 1868, Penniman built the house you see on this hike and finally retired there in 1884. The cupola atop the ornate two-story structure allowed the old salt to look upon the beloved ocean beyond Nauset Marsh, ...

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493014415

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Whether you're a curious tourist or a local history buff, this guide contains all the tools you'll need to explore New England's history on your hikes. Each of the 40 featured hikes comes with helpful maps and directions, as well as a carefully researched impression of the trail, and a comprehensive guide to the area's natural and human history.


Others have included The Outermost House by Henry Beston , The House on Nauset Marsh by Dr. Wyman Richardson , The Great Beach by Brewster author John Hay , and the poetry of Provincetown's Pulitzer - Prize winner Walter Smith ...



ISBN: MINN:30000004115584

Category: National parks and reserves


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Cape Cod

Others have included The Outermost House by Henry Beston , The House on Nauset Marsh by Dr. Wyman Richardson , The Great Beach by Brewster author John Hay , and the poetry of Provincetown's Pulitzer - Prize winner Walter Smith ...

Author: Robert Finch

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: PURD:32754064846474

Category: History

Page: 111

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National Park Service Handbook 148. Spine title reads: Cape Cod National Seashore. On cover: Official National Park Handbook. Describes the cultural and natural history of Cape Cod. Examines the land, the sea, and recent transformations in the peninsula. Provides a concise travel guide and reference materials.

Cultural Landscape Report for Fort Hill

East of the overlook , the south loop of the Fort Hill Trail continues eastward to the edge of Nauset Marsh . ... was once a fourth stone wall in the open - field zone , which extended due east from the Burrill house to Nauset Marsh .

Author: Lynn Kneedler-Schad


ISBN: UCR:31210024881342

Category: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.)

Page: 235

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