Get Outdoors in the town of Barnstable

Self-Guided Walking Tours

Veterans Memorial Stones

Throughout our long and vibrant history, the Town of Barnstable has respectfully honored our community's service members who fought to ensure freedom is continued for generations beyond and gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our nation's armed forces. Linking the past to the present, we welcome all to learn more about these heroes.

Be in Barnstable

Discover Barnstable Journal

Get Ready to Discover Barnstable in a whole new way!

Filled with fun activities about our community’s traditions and unique experiences, our Discover Barnstable Journal is an entertaining way to capture all the ways you and your family can explore, learn and discover Barnstable this summer!

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Beyond Barnstable Seaside Strolls

South Cape Beach State Park, Mashpee

Within this serene state park is Dead Neck Trail, a nearly 3 mile out and back walk which parallels the beautiful barrier beach facing Nantucket Sound and the shores of Waquoit Bay.

Great Island Trail, Wellfleet

The longest hike in the Cape Cod National Seashore, this scenic and sometimes strenuous walk along beaches, over sand dunes and through coastal forest rewards you with wonderful views of the Herring River, Wellfleet Harbor and Cape Cod Bay, including a magnificent overlook at Jeremy Point.

The Knob, Woods Hole

A pleasant and popular wooded path leads you to this rocky and bulbous point with spectacular view of Quissett Harbor and Buzzards Bay.

Hardings Beach Trail, Chatham

Best enjoyed at low tide, this nearly two mile hike takes you through dunes and then back along the shore, with lots of opportunities to spot osprey, shore birds, and the lighthouse at Stage Harbor.

Chapin Beach, Dennis

Wooded suburban neighborhood areas recede and white sand skirts across the road as you approach Chapin Beach in Dennis. A wonderful walk west along the beach leads you towards Yarmouth’s Bass Hole, while at low tide you can wade far into Cape Cod Bay to discover marine life.