The people who have occupied the remote Dune Shacks for decades (built out of the wreckage of ships that crashed near Cape Cod) know the meaning of living off the grid. Though it’s located in Provincetown, home to countless summer revelers and known as an international gay mecca, this far-flung trail and accompanying beaches feel far away from the rest of the world.
Park on the side of Route 6 and hike just over a mile toward the ocean before weaving your way in between the shacks. Poets, hermits, and travelers have all lived in these shacks, and some still do. The farther you get from the trailhead, the fewer people you’ll encounter on this unique journey.