Directions to the Launch: From Rt. 6, take Exit 12, to Rt. 6A, Orleans, and E. Brewster. Go towards Brewster 1.5 m to the Nickerson State Park entrance on left. Continue past the entrance kiosk 0.3 m on Deer Park Rd. Turn left onto Flax Pond Rd. for another 1.1 m to the end of the road at a parking area for Cliff and Little Cliff ponds. There is a boat ramp on Little Cliff Pond on the left, and a beach on Cliff Pond on the right. Launch from the boat ramp on Little Cliff Pond.
This trip is about 3.5 miles. Launch into Little Cliff Pond, and paddle clockwise around it. On the west side of the pond is a sandy beach connecting to Cliff Pond, just a few hundred feet over away. Launch into Cliff Pond, turn left, and begin a clockwise circuit. . You paddle past one a small cove, and then reach a larger cove at the south end of Cliff Pond. The sandy beach here provides a good spot to land and have lunch, and to perhaps enjoy a short walk to Grassy Nook Pond nearby. The sandy trail is part of a walk that circles Cliff pond and may provide another day’s outing.
After lunch continue paddling left around the next pond. Continue paddling around the shoreline until you reach the swimming area at the beach at the end of Flax Pond Rd. Turn left and land back at the start of the trip.