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Pilgrim Heights Review
Part of Cape Cod National Seashore, Pilgrim Heights has a short trail that leads to the spring where members of a Pilgrim exploring party stopped to refill their casks, tasting their first New England water in the process. Walking through this still-wild area of oak, pitch pine, bayberry, blueberry, beach plum, and azalea gives you a taste of what it was like for these voyagers in search of a new home. "Being thus passed the vast ocean." William Bradford wrote in Of Plimoth Plantation, "they had no friends to welcome them, no inns to entertain them or refresh their weather-beaten bodies; no houses, or much less towns to repair to, to seek for succour."
From an overlook you can see the bluffs of High Head, where glaciers pushed a mass of earth before melting and receding.
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