We all know that walking is good for us, but sometimes it’s easy to put off your daily walk because you’ve grown bored with your usual routes. Fortunately, active 55 communities in Massachusetts, such as Southport, have easy access to a variety of walking trails within the community to help you avoid getting into a rut. However, if you feel like branching out even further, Cape Cod is home to some amazing walking trails that will truly inspire you to keep walking.
Southport homeowners are sure to love the Mashpee River Reservation and the Mashpee River Woodlands. Located off Quinaquisset Avenue in Mashpee, you walk among towering pine trees and a river often full of trout. Part of the trail also runs along the former Route 28, creating a ghost road impression for those with wild imaginations.
If you like to hit the trails to get away from the crowds, Murkwood in Sandwich is ideal. With 79 acres of conservation lands, you will see lots of marshes, bogs, big trees, and a great view of Cape Cod Bay, but you won’t see lots of people. There are designated parking spots for the trail located at the East Sandwich Fire Station on Route 6A.
One of the great things about active 55 communities in Massachusetts is the beautiful surroundings that can entice just about anyone to get out and go exploring. So put on your walking shoes and go see some of the amazing sights throughout Cape Cod.