Nickerson has great natural scenery, along with a collection of the most diverse tree species on Cape Cod. You can view pine, fir, spruce and oak. as well as various types of holly and berry bushes. Wildlife is abundant, with regular sightings of fox, deer, coyote and other common smaller animals. The trail is hilly, winding throughout the perimeter of the park's seven camping areas, and also around two of its five pristine lakes. Watch for patches of thick pine needles collected on the pavement from the predominately pine tree canopy - they can be somewhat slippery!
The terrain here feels like an inland east coast forest with all the different tree varieties - views are especially scenic bordering Ruth and Triangle ponds. Several spurs criss-cross through the property, so be sure to grab a trail map at the park's main entrance before embarking on your ride.
Also be prepared for heavy bicycle and pedestrian traffic in the summertime, as this popular state park is packed between June through September. Accordingly, the larger lot is heavily used throughout the season, making the smaller dirt area a better bet for hassle-free parking.
Cape Cod Nickerson State Park Information