Eastham, Massachusetts: Doane Rock

In a place where rocks of any size are scarce, this lonely glacial erratic boulder has its own name and parking lot.
Address:
Pinecrest Drive, Eastham, MA
Directions:
US Hwy 6 east onto Cape Cod. In Eastham, at Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor's Center, turn right onto Doane Rd. Follow signs to Doane Rock Picnic Area. The rock is near the road, off the first parking area.
Admission:
Free
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Lonely glacial erratic.

Doane Rock

At any other place on the planet, this would be just another rock -- but Cape Cod has no large rocks, so this becomes a tourist attraction. It is the largest glacial erratic [i.e. a rock] on Cape Cod. If you follow the asphalt path through the woods you will come to a memorial explaining who Doane was.

[Bill LaCivita, 10/29/2013]

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