If you are looking to explore a remote part of the Cape and see spectacular views while also getting some great exercise, hike the Great Island Trail to Jeremy Point. It is known as one of the best and longest (7 miles round trip) hikes on Cape Cod. As part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, it is undeveloped and accessible year round with parking located at the end of Griffin Island Road.
The trail shows the many different environments of the Cape from high dunes and tidal flats to pitch pine forests. You will also see wildlife, such as piping plovers, wading birds, seals and, if you’re lucky, pilot whales. Also of interest: thousands of artifacts and remains of an old whaling tavern were found in this area by archaeologists and signs are placed along the trail explaining the sites.
There are plenty of opportunities to take water breaks (bring your own) and have a quiet packed lunch on the beach, while enjoying the reason we are all here – the absolutely beautiful natural environment.