Head of the Meadow Trail

Massachusetts

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Head of the Meadow Trail Facts

States: Massachusetts
Counties: Barnstable
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: High Head Rd. and Holden Rd
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8875795
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Head of the Meadow Trail Description

The Head of the Meadow Trail offers a pleasant winding route through woodlands and marshlands tantalizingly close to the Atlantic Ocean in Truro. In fact, direct access to two of the Cape Cod National Seashore's beaches is available on either end, allowing for relaxation or play before or after a bike ride.

On the paved trail's eastern end, Head of the Meadow Beach, which also allows swimming, offers an opportunity to view an 1872 shipwreck at low tide. This is just one of many shipwrecks known to have occurred in the short distance between Truro and Wellfleet, with a staggering total of over 1,000 such accidents identified.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Head of the Meadow Trail is available at Head of the Meadow Beach on Head of the Meadow Road in Truro. Access the parking lot from US 6. Additional parking can be found 0.5 mile to the north at High Head, which is also best reached from US 6.

Restrooms are available at Head of the Meadow Beach in summer only. Note that beach entrance fees are charged when lifeguards are on duty. Visit the Cape Cod National Seashore's official Fees & Passes website for more information.

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