Nickerson State Park

Nickerson State Park


Location:In southeastern Massachusetts on the mid-Cape, on Route 6A west near Brewster.
Facilities:420 campsites (including @di sites and yurt camping), showers, restrooms (é), picnic area (é), stocked ponds, beaches (é), trails, boat ramp, amphitheater.
Activities:Camping, boating (non-motorized), canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, birdwatching, interpretive and recreational programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Park features eight crystal clear freshwater ponds known as "kettle ponds," which are among more than 300 such ponds that were formed as glaciers retreated from Cape Cod more than 10,000 years ago. These ponds are not fed by rivers or streams, but are completely dependent on groundwater and precipitation. An 8-mile bike path in the park connects to the 25-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail.
Address:3488 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631

Phone:508-896-3491
Phone: 877-422-6762;
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/nick.htm
Size: 1,955 acres.

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As waters are finally getting their first coat of ice, hot trout fishing has been reported from various still-open Plymouth and Nickerson State Park ponds.
At one time the Nickersons' estate encompassed 1,200 acres, but after Roland Nickerson died his widow donated the 800-acre game preserve to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and it is now Nickerson State Park.
The Planted Forest, Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA.
The 15th annual Cape Cod Against the Tide will be held at DCR's Nickerson State Park on Aug.
Erin Arvizu, founder and owner of Wild Orchid Baby in Worcester, will be at the Against the Tide events at Hopkinton State Park on June 22, and the statewide event at Nickerson State Park in Brewster on Aug.
17 at Nickerson State Park on Cape Cod are the major fundraisers for the breast cancer coalition, which focuses on what it considers to be the under-studied and under-funded aspects of the fight against breast cancer: its causes and prevention.
Greylock State Reservation in the Berkshires to Nickerson State Park on the Cape.
Elsewhere around the state, Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Nickerson State Park and Salisbury Beach State Reservation are open.
While the Cape doesn't have reliable hard water yet, trout fishing has been very good at Nickerson State Park.
Riders can visit beaches along the route and restrooms are available at Nickerson State Park in Brewster, Salt Pond visitors' center at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham, and the National Seashore headquarters in Wellfleet.
She loved camping with her family at Nickerson State Park, scrapbooking and working on her family lineage.