Nauset Marsh and Buttonbush Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eastham, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length1.2 miElevation gain59 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyNature tripsWalkingViewsWildlifeBugsFeeNo dogs
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Cape Cod National Seashore charges a fee to enter. Fees are $25 per vehicle or $15 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $60.

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Abigail S
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4.4

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Mary Stewart
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Always great birding here! Peaceful.

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Annette Anderson
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The Nauset Marsh Trail was beautiful on a sunny winter day. The beginning of the trail was flooded due to the astronomical high tide when we went, so we went off trail on a well traversed, but not marked, parallel path in the woods. This wooded path may be difficult for someone not steady on their feet, so pay attention to the tides before you go.

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Jonathan Burak
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A shorter variation of the Salt Pond Trail without the paved bicycle trail, only woods and marsh. I think I would do this twice if I wanted a longer hike even though the other one is excellent too.

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Gabrielle Clermont
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Vicki Norris
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Great trail. 1.2 mile loop w/cranberry bogs, salt marshes, oyster ponds and beautiful views to the beach.

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Liz D.
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Nice easy trail for most skill levels. Lots of beautiful views. Good mask wearing and/or distancing.

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Fouad Sayess
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Great walk with Em and Jon. September 14-2020

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Bryan Charalambous
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Adrian Hobson
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Lovely, gentle bimble with great water views and path through red cedar forest

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Emily K
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Fun walk with the kids. Stroller friendly. A few spots slightly difficult with stroller but overall stroller friendly. Beautiful views, nice trail through the woods as well.

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Mary Stewart
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Nice short trail with plenty of beautiful views and many resting benches - areas to sit and enjoy your surroundings. Very short trail. Rated as easy.

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Su M
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Buggy

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Roberta Shaw
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Walked the outer marsh trail at low tide...absolutely beautiful, peaceful. No one on the marsh but plenty on the groomed trail out from the visitor center. Wouldn’t be able to do it unless at lowest tide. Great cedar forest on the groomed trail, not typical scrub pine. Muddy in some places.

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Nora D
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I love this trail! The salt marsh is so beautiful, and there is a great variety of flora and fauna to be observed.

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Shelby Barker
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Well maintained with a variety of vegetation.

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Kathryn Struzik
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It was a great trail, but there is tons of poison ivy and poison sumac. The overlook is beautiful!

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Rich Denningham
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A nice mix of open salt marsh walking and lightly forested hiking. Watch out for some poison ivy in the forest. Very nice!

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Sheila G.
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not what I was looking for

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Mel & Philip Tulin
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Great hike for the whole family. This hike is different all year long.

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Jason Goodell
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Why no dogs?

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Julia Sinclair
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Great hike from Salt Pond Visitor Center to Coast Guard Beach. The path through the woods is well marked and worn. Between 4-5 miles and very relaxing.

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Qui2 B
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This is an absolutely gorgeous trail. It is easy, and the variety between the ponds, woods, and Coast Guard Beach are amazing. Just use your bug spray!

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Tim Geary
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Great hike with the kids down to Coast Guard Beach!

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Laura G
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This series of trails can take you by foot or bike from the Eastham Salt Pond National Seashore Visitors Center all the way to the ocean at Coast Guard Beach. It is a classic and excellent in woods and waterscapes

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Bethany Meyer
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I recently explored Nauset Marsh, and wrote up a review (with images from the hike) on my website: http://lifeabsorbed.com/2012/01/02/exploring-cape-cod-nauset-marsh/

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Brian Allen
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Adam Esrig
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Chelsea Callahan
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Erin Michael
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