Nauset Bike Trail partial closure in effect
The Nauset Bike Trail between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Tomahawk Trail will be closed from October 30 to mid-December for rehabilitation. No bike or pedestrian access will be allowed during this time.
Access at seashore locations
The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a storm last winter. For current conditions, check at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. More »
Guidelines for Groups Visiting Salt Pond Visitor Center
Visiting Salt Pond Visitor Center With Your Group
The Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham is open year-round and welcomes chaperoned student groups. Multiple engaging opportunities await students of all ages here at Salt Pond, all free of charge.
At certain times of year, notably in the spring, school field trip visitation can be very high. During these times, we ask that you work with our staff in advance to plan your visit to Salt Pond. Please call the visitor center at 508-255-3421 and have the following information ready:
During your visit, we ask that our school groups remember that other visitors will also likely be enjoying all that Salt Pond has to offer. As such, effective group management is essential to ensuring that all of our visitors get the most out of their experience here. Before entering the building, please divide your group into smaller, manageable, chaperoned groups of no more than 10-20 students. Students should be provided focus and direction throughout their time in the building. See below for tools to help you plan and organize your visit to the center.
Covering topics from history to natural science, Cape Cod National Seashore’s five park films are both enlightening and entertaining, and are appropriate for all age levels.
Explore the Cape’s seafaring heritage, learn about the area’s harvest history, and step into life as it used to be on Cape Cod.
The Eastern National bookstore offers a unique opportunity for students (and teachers!) to enrich their experience at Cape Cod National Seashore.
Indoor (museum) and outdoor (visitor center grounds and nearby trails) quizzes are available for teachers to incorporate into their group’s materials.
Remember to bring your own photocopies, pencils, clipboards, and other supplies.
Around Salt Pond Visitor Center:
The Salt Pond Visitor Center is the gateway to Cape Cod National Seashore, and adventure awaits just outside our doors.
Did You Know?
An abundance of sandy soil and shallow freshwater ponds for breeding make Cape Cod National Seashore an ideal landscape for Spadefoot Toads. A Threatened Species, the Seashore supports their largest known population in the Northeast. Some park roads are closed on rainy nights to protect them.