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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Duck Harbor Beach, Wellfleet (both Bay and ocean) and most of the town's land (around 70 percent) lies within the umbrella of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Beginning at a beach parking lot, the two-mile Head of the Meadow Trail is idyllic for cycling between dunes and salt marshes with indigenous MOTT / KINDRA CLINEFF birds flying overhead. For a shorter trip, the halfmile Cranberry Bog Trail provides a scenic overview of the landscape that gave rise to Outer Cape's 19thcentury cranberry industry. Begin your hike from the Little America Youth Hostel parking lot past pre(bring mosquito repellent) approached by a viously cultivated cranberry bogs that are slowly returning to their natural state. The lowlands strategically placed boardwalk. The return near Province Lands Visitor Center afford views of truly wild cranberries. trip takes you over soft sand and pine floor. A little-known bit of history, Truro was the first stop for the Pilgrims in 1620 before they set- Here you'll find one of the Cape's few tled in Plymouth. Pilgrim Springs is where these weary travelers first discovered fresh water and remaining stands of Atlantic white cedar, located on the former site of U.S. Army base Camp Wellfleet. Use the handy trailside markers to identify common plants, and keep an ear out for forest bird tunes. Stroll on a nature trail to Great Island, a wonderful spot for beachcombers and solitude-seekers. Actually a peninsula connected by a sand spit, it offers more than seven miles of sandy trails along inner marshes and windswept dunes. If you're feeling brave, head out to its tip (Jeremy Point) when the tide is on its way out. The rustic village of Truro might be the nothing to do but enjoy nature's bounty of high dunes, estuaries, rolling moors, and rivers fringed by grasses. It's blessed with some of the Cape's all-time great waterfront 187 s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e Cape's 'sleepiest' community, with virtually

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