DISTANCE
14.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

wildlife

no dogs

1 month ago

This is an easy walk about 2 miles to the new inlet the Hurricane Sandy opened - best done in late fall or winter due to the tick population - high dunes have been leveled by the hurricane and subsequent N'oreasters that come through every season - the area is undergoing a lot of change. I hike here every winter and there are times the trail is not passable due to washovers from the ocean - usually before or after a N'oreaster or lunar high tide. There are many areas to explore from the bay side marshes to the ocean. I've seen Fin Whales blowing in the ocean at times and there are also Humpback Whales that can be seen from the beach if you're lucky.