• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Access at seashore locations

    Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.

Plan A Field Trip

Cape Cod National Seashore offers many features and services that enable groups to have fulfilling, self-directed, one-day visits. Visitor Center facilities, self-guided trails, and natural and historical features offer groups a wide range of resources to study.

Guidelines for Groups Visiting Salt Pond Visitor Center.

Click here for descriptions and a schedule of park films shown at Salt Pond Visitor Center.

Cape Cod National Seashore Field Trip Information and Internet Resources for Teachers

Did You Know?

Wellfleet kettle ponds

Although the kettle ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore are within 2.5 km of the ocean and have been subjected to thousands of years of salt spray, they remain low in dissolved salts. Ponds are flushed out by inflowing and outflowing groundwater, which prevents salts from accumulating.