Bound Brook Island & Hatch House Hike

Bound Brook Island & Hatch House Hike

Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 - noon
Meeting Place: Wellfleet, Cape Cod National Seashore: Driving directions to the starting point will be included with your reservation confirmation email.
Leader: Mark McGrath
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 25
Age Limit: 15

Join Harwich resident and walk leader Mark McGrath on a hike at Bound Brook Island in Wellfleet to explore this hidden gem of the National Seashore and tour the unique Hatch House by special arrangement. Our route will include the beach along Cape Cod Bay as well as rustic dirt roads and woodland paths in the National Seashore.

We’ll be a guest of Gilly Hatch who is visiting from England, the daughter of Ruth and Robert Hatch. Jack Hall built the home for them in 1962, keeping in mind simplicity, environmental concerns, and the Bauhaus principles of architecture. Located in a spectacular setting on Cape Cod Bay, it is one of the homes managed by the Cape Cod Modern House Trust and featured in their book on architectural tours.

We will also visit, and hear stories, at the Biddle house which was owned by Lorenzo Baker, the Banana King, Jon Dos Pasos, novelist, and Judge Francis Biddle, FDR Attorney General and US Chief Judge at the Nuremberg Trials.

Please note that this walk is recommended for experienced hikers since the distance will be about 2.5 miles, more than half of that distance on soft beach sand.

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