Native Nightlife Walks under the Full Moon

Guided Walks in the Cape Cod National Seashore

Full moon photo by Gus Romano

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation (Eastham’s local land trust), join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Native American Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks on one of three walks exploring the cultural and natural nightlife of Cape Cod. Learn about the lifeways of the First People (Native Americans) as well as old Cape Codders in relation to the rhythms of native plants and animals at dusk and during the night. Learn why the First People told stories at night (the foundation of the oral storytelling tradition) and why they fished at night among other things. These walks take place around the time of the summer full moons in June, July and August. Choose any of the three dates to explore the many ways that the natural world flourishes after diurnal (daytime) birds and animals go to bed and crepuscular (dawn and dusk) wildlife as well as nocturnal wildlife become active.

These walks are recommended for ages 12 and up.

Cost: $15.00 per person per walk
[Space is limited, so pre-registration (payment) is required.]

Click a walk below to register (pay) online by credit card:



Time for each walk: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location:  Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham
(You will receive directions to the meeting place with your reservation confirmation email.)

Helpful info.: Please bring walking/hiking shoes, long-sleeves, lightweight pants, water, and if available a headlamp or flashlight because of returning in twilight. These moderate walks include a woodland trail, some paved bike trail, a wooden footbridge, and some soft beach sand.