Morris Island Horseshoe Crab Hike

Morris Island Horseshoe Crab Hike


Date: May 18, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Meeting Place: Directions emailed with registration confirmation.
Leader: Mark McGrath
Price: 15
Attendee Limit: 20

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Chatham Conservation Foundation, please join walk leader Mark McGrath for a high tide Horseshoe Crab Hike at Morris Island in Chatham. This time of year, horseshoe crabs gather and mate along coastal beaches at high tides. Walk along the trail and beach enjoying scenic views while learning about the life cycle of this "living fossil" that's been around since the time of the dinosaurs.

The walk will be less than 2.5 miles at a slow/moderate pace on pavement, firm trails, and soft sand. Please wear water shoes or old sneakers that can get wet.

Photo courtesy of Vince Dewitt.


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