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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail

    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.

Further Readings

Bigger, H.P. (editor). The Works of Samuel de Champlain, Volume I (1599-1607). The Champlain Society, Toronto, 1922. Map is Plate LXXV, following page 358.

Bragdon, Kathleen J. Native People of Southern New England: 1500-1650. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.

Cronon, William. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. New York: Hill and Wang, 1983.

Ekholm, Erik and James Deetz. “The Wellfleet Tavern.” Natural History 80 (1971):49-56.

McManamon, Francis P. “Prehistoric Land Use on Outer Cape Cod.” Journal of Field Archaeology 9 (1982):1-20.

McManamon, Francis P. and James W. Bradley. “The Indian Neck Ossuary.” Scientific American 256(5) [1988]:98-104.

Yentsch, Anne E. "Farming, Fishing, Whaling, Trading: Land and Sea as Resource on Eighteenth-century Cape Cod." Documentary Archaeology in the New World, edited by Mary C. Beaudry, pp. 138-160. Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Did You Know?

Bog House, Truro, MA

At its peak, the Pamet Cranberry Company of Truro harvested 166 barrels of cranberries in a single fall season. Emerging wetland and upland vegetation is enveloping the former bog, with only the historic Bog House standing as a reminder.