Cape Cod Sights

Province Lands

  • Race Point Rd. Map It
  • Greater Provincetown
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

This area, stretch from High Head in Truro to the tip of Provincetown, is scattered with ponds, cranberry bogs, and scrub. More than 7 miles of bike and walking trails lace through forests of stunted pines, beech, and oak and across desertlike expanses of rolling dunes. At the visitor center you'll find short films on local geology and exhibits on the life of the dunes and the shore. You can also pick up information on guided walks, birding trips, lectures, and other programs, as well as on the Province Lands' pristine beaches, Race Point and Herring Cove, and walking, biking, and horse trails. Don't miss the awe-inspiring panoramic view of the dunes and the surrounding ocean from the observation deck. This terrain provides optimal conditions for the deer tick, which can cause Lyme disease, so use extra caution.

Sight Information


Province Lands Visitor Center, Race Point Rd., east of U.S. 6, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 02657, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Early May–late Oct., daily 9–5

Published 07/22/2015


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