The view of trees found in Nickerson State Park.

What to Know about Spending a Day at Nickerson State Park

There’s something peaceful about letting the sounds of nature serve as the soundtrack of your vacation. Listen to the waves rolling in and the seagulls flying overhead by booking your stay at The Lighthouse Inn. Found on the shores of Cape Cod, our beachfront resort is the ideal destination for everyone, from families to couples, looking to enjoy a relaxing yet adventurous vacation. To enjoy even more of Mother Nature’s beauty, plan a visit to nearby Nickerson State Park.

What to Do at this Cape Cod State Park

Located only about 25 minutes from our West Dennis resort in neighboring Brewster, Nickerson State Park is the perfect place to spend time disconnected from technology. As one of the top state parks on Cape Cod, the natural attraction is filled with endless activities.

Open from sunrise to sunset, there is a parking fee to enter the 1,900-acre spot between mid-May and the end of October. However, you’ll realize the cost is worth it the minute you step foot out of your car. 

Once you’ve entered the park, there are several things to do that’ll make lifelong memories.

  • Lace up your shoes and set off on the miles of hiking trails that take you around ponds and through woods. Be sure to keep your eyes open for animals that call this area home.
  • Cast your line into one of the eight freshwater ponds to see who can reel in the biggest catch. Four of them are stocked year-round with trout. If you are going to fish, make sure you have the proper license.
  • Go for a ride on the eight-mile bike path that is connected to the 26-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail.

Other popular activities include boating, swimming, horseback riding, and kayaking.

Explore All the Fun near a Top Cape Cod Resort

The inside of a guestroom at a Cape Cod resort near Nickerson State Park.From visiting Nickerson State Park to playing a round at a local mini-golf course, there are endless attractions and activities a stone’s throw away from The Lighthouse Inn. For more than eight decades, our oceanfront Cape Cod resort has had the pleasure of serving as a home base for countless visitors looking to explore our slice of New England.

Found on the sandy shores of West Dennis, our grounds have everything you need to unwind after an adventure-filled day. Go for a walk along the beach or stop by the on-site restaurant for a delicious dinner. When booking your stay, you have several accommodation options to choose from, which means you can find the one that gives everyone in your group the perfect way to relax. Call 508-398-2244 to learn more about which room style fits your group best.