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Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
Written by Brian Tarcy

MASHPEE – We visited a small portion of the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. After a hike and a few turns, we realized we better turn back before we were to become so lost that no one would find us until April.

The Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge is enormous.

It “encompasses 5,871 acres and is the second largest accessible, open space on the Cape; the first being the National Seashore,” according to Friends of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, a nonprofit organization that is one of nine partners that collaborate on managing the refuge.

We parked off of Red Brook Road and began walking. The sunshine on the woods made for a spectacular hike and the near-60 degree temperature was nice too. All in all, a successful hike and another highly recommended outing.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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