Fox Island

Fox Island

Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667

Official Website
Fox Island guide and map

About this Location

Fox Island Area, 68 acres, is a large swath of pitch pine and mixed oak forest land that stretches from Baker Road off Paine Hollow Road to Pilgrim Spring Road and provides the only public pedestrian path between them. Each of the two trailhead parking lots provides access to trails that lead to marsh and harbor views. The jewel in the crown of these views is the splendid vista from Whale Bone Point of Fox Island Marsh and Blackfish Creek. The strategy of acquiring contiguous parcels from 1998-2008 has led to the largest public conservation property on the Outer Cape. The various linked trails allow the hiker to choose walks of many different distances and durations.

Notable Trails

Fox Island Area Walking Trails 1.75 miles

Directions: To Baker Road Trailhead View Map: From US-6 going South, turn right onto Way 112, then right onto Paine Hollow Road; going North, turn left onto Way 112, then bear slight left onto Paine Hollow Road. After approximately 0.3 miles, turn right onto Baker Road. The trailhead parking area is at the end of the dirt road extension of Baker Road.

To Pilgrim Spring Road Trailhead View Map: From US-6 going South, turn right onto Pilgrim Spring Road.; going North, turn left onto Pilgrim Spring Road. Follow this road for approximately 0.2 miles to the trailhead parking area on the left.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website

Last updated March 7, 2024