Contact: Jody Anastasio, North District Interpreter, 508-487-2100, ext. 0920
WELLFLEET, Mass. – Gathering wild cranberries is a fall tradition on the Outer Cape. Join Cape Cod National Seashore Ranger Jody Anastasio on Tuesday, November 21 at 1:00 pm for some pre-Thanksgiving exercise and last-minute cranberry picking. The walk, which meets at the parking lot at the end of High Head Road in Truro, will traverse high dunes with spectacular views of East Harbor before descending into wild cranberry bogs. Learn about parabolic dune formation and the natural and cultural history of cranberries on Cape Cod. Bring water, a container or bag if you’d like to pick cranberries, and dress in layers for wind. Within the national seashore, it’s permissible to collect up to one gallon of cranberries per person per day for personal consumption.
IF YOU GO: From Eastham and Wellfleet—Take Route 6 into Truro. After passing “Head of the Meadow” and “Pilgrim Heights,” look for the small, green street sign “High Head” on the right. Turn right onto High Head Road. At the fork, bear left onto the dirt road. Park in the bike trail parking lot.
From Provincetown—Immediately after passing East Harbor (Pilgrim Lake), look for the small, green street sign “High Head” on the left. Turn left onto High Head Road. At the fork, bear left onto the dirt road. Park in the bike trail parking lot.
Last updated: November 14, 2017