BHH Museum
Hallet's Store
Kelley Chapel
HSOY Trails
Crocker House
Cobbler Shop
Bray Farm
Gorey House
New Church
Baker Windmill
Baxter's Mill

The Faith Tufts Gatehouse is the starting point for the Nature Trails, which are maintained by the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth. They meander through more than 50 acres of woodland splendor. Trail maps are available in the mailbox next to the front door. Although the trails are now rich with forest vegetation and botanical specimens, this was not always the case. For on this 50 acres was located the first golf course on Cape Cod! Built in the 1890s as a private course for the Thacher family, the course was used for several decades but then allowed to revert to its natural state. The land was generously donated to the historical society by Mr. Guido Perera, a descendent of the Thacher family.  

If you look closely, you can still catch a glimpse of the golf course landscape.  Today, the gentle trail wanders toward Miller's Pond and through acres of Cape Cod's natural beauty.

Open daily year round dawn to dusk. Spring and Fall trail walks with Ian Ives, a naturalist from the Audubon Society at Long Pasture are planned. 

A donation is requested to help maintain the trails. A letter-slot in the front door of the Gatehouse is provided for donations. Thank you!

From Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6), take exit 7. Go north on Willow Street to Route 6A. Right on 6A approximately 6/10 of a mile. Large sign for entrance to Nature Trails is on the right, immediately before the Yarmouth Port Post Office. Trails are reached by parking and walking down gravel road approximately 50 yards. Printed "Trail Guides" are available in metal letter-box at the door of the small 'Gatehouse' building, just before the gravel road. (From Route 28, take Willow Street, West Yarmouth Road, or Station Avenue to get to Route 6A, thence to the Post Office.)  


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