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Pickerel Cove Recreation Area, Mashpee – Slideshow

Pickerel Cove, Mashpee
Written by Brian Tarcy

MASHPEE – The 1.8 mile loop through the Pickerel Cove Recreation Area, just off Route 130, is an easy mostly flat woodsy walk that takes you to Pickerel Cove, part of Mashpee-Wakeby Pond.

Cape Cod has hundreds of kettle ponds, which were created by retreating glaciers about 18,000 years ago. Mashpee-Wakeby Pond is the deepest of these, and this little cove offers a great view into a small portion of the pond.

Along the way on the recent day I hiked here, I came across my favorite shed in the woods, as well as three people on motor bikes. They were enjoying these trails at a faster pace.

I kept it slow, breathing it all in.

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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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