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Nickerson State Park

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Cape Cod is known for its miles of sprawling, scenic beaches, but the peninsula is also home to wooded areas, kettle ponds, breathtaking trails for walking and hiking, and endless opportunities to view wildlife. Nickerson State Park in Brewster offers access to all of these natural features and a variety of fun activities. With so much to offer, the park is a coveted vacation spot for tourists and Cape Codders alike.

The park is open from mid-April through November 1 and boasts 1,900 acres of pristine wilderness. Camping is available at eight different campgrounds featuring a total of more than 400 campsites.

Inside the park, visitors can enjoy a quiet and serene sanctuary with five large ponds, which are great for swimming, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and sunbathing. The much-loved Cape Cod Rail Trail, which travels from Dennis to Wellfleet, runs right through the park, and thousands of walkers, runners, and cyclists enjoy the trail every year—especially on a warm spring or summer day.

The park is close to several beaches including Crosby Landing Beach, and is also just a short drive to a number of restaurants and attractions. In the evening, visitors can attend a performance of the Cape Rep Theater which offers both indoor and outdoor shows.

Park supervisor, Eric Levy, advises campers-to-be to plan their stay ahead of time as the campground fills up early. “People make reservations six months in advance to visit here in the summer,” Levy says, adding that from Memorial Day to Labor Day guests are allowed a maximum stay of two weeks so more visitors can experience the park. “After all,” Levy adds, “it’s the most beautiful place on Cape Cod.” Reservations can be made at

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