July 02, 2015
Repair Work Has Been Completed on Herring Cove Beach North Parking Lot
Superintendent George Price announces that the work to repair the winter storm damage to the north parking lot at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown has been completed and the beach is open.
July 01, 2015
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Healthy Parks, Healthy People Kick-Off Event on July 6, 2015
Superintendent George Price announces that Cape Cod National Seashore will host a kick-off event for the summer’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People program on July 6, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the parking lot of the Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham. The event kicks off the new Healthy Parks, Healthy People walking program in partnership with Cape Cod Healthcare
June 30, 2015
Cape Cod National Seashore Great White Shark Safety 2015
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price reminds visitors and residents that we share the national seashore with native wildlife. While it is rare for a great white shark to bite a human, it did occur in Truro in 2012. There are several steps that visitor can take to stay safe and to protect wildlife.
June 30, 2015
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Evening Program “Attack on Cape Cod” with Author Jake Klim
On the morning of July 21, 1918, during the last year of the First World War, a new prototype of German submarine surfaced three miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and attacked an unarmed towboat and her four barges. A handful of the shells fired by the U-boat’s two deck guns struck Nauset Beach, giving the town of Orleans the distinction of being the first, and only, spot in the United States to receive enemy fire during the war. Join author Jake Klim for a free, one-hour presentation about this historic event at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 14 at Salt Pond Visitor Center. Jake will sign and sell his book Attack on Cape Cod following the presentation.
June 24, 2015
Cape Cod National Seashore to Continue Traffic Detours on Province Lands Road in 2015 to Protect Spadefoot Toads
Superintendent George Price announces that traffic on Province Lands Road will continue to be occasionally detoured to protect spadefoot toads. The detour, which may be implemented from June through October, on rainy nights, is intended to help protect the eastern spadefoot toad.
June 23, 2015
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Evening Program with Park Historian Bill Burke - A Few Favorite Things
Come view awesome artifacts from the Cape's past, including a shipwreck surprise, and listen to some interesting tales from Bill Burke, Park Historian at Cape Cod National Seashore. Bill has scoured the corners of the archives to bring you his "Top 10 Moments" in working with the park’s historic houses, personalities, archeology sites, and obscure and out of the way historic places that you can also explore. Join Bill for a free, one-hour presentation at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 7 at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
June 18, 2015
Repair Work to Begin on Herring Cove Beach North Parking Lot
Superintendent George Price announces that the work to repair the winter storm damage to the north parking lot at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, will begin June 18th. We expect the project will last 2-3 weeks. During this period we will to maintain 70 parking spaces in the north lot, as well as 400 spaces in the south lot.
June 18, 2015
Highlands Fest 'Sprouting Forth', Saturday June 27 2015 at 10-2
Join us for an engaging, participatory Highlands Fest special event. This year’s focus is on the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” initiative, which celebrates parks as a resource for engaging in healthy fun activities outdoors while fostering a deeper connection to the natural environment.
June 11, 2015
Pets at Cape Cod National Seashore
Superintendent George Price announces that two new areas of Cape Cod National Seashore are being seasonally opened to leashed pets. Effective immediately leashed pets will be allowed on the Nauset Bike Trail in Eastham from Salt Pond Visitor Center to Coast Guard Beach from November 1st through April 30th each year. Additionally, leashed pets are now allowed on a portion of the Great Island trail system.
May 20, 2015
Cape Cod National Seashore Awarded Funds for Summer Youth Trail Crew
Superintendent George Price announces that Cape Cod National Seashore will host a trail crew of eight high school students and two leaders through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) for three weeks in July 2015. The funding for this trail crew is provided by the NPS Centennial Challenge, with matching funds from donations received at the national seashore.
May 19, 2015
International Fund for Animal Welfare Exhibit on Display at Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitor Center
Cape Cod means different things to different people. Most would agree, however, that the ocean and beach are quintessential to their experiences on this slender spit of land. Both habitats, as well as the wildlife that inhabit them, are featured in a new exhibit that will be on display at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham through August 2015.
May 13, 2015
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Junior Lifeguard Program again this Summer
Cape Cod National Seashore will once again offer its Junior Lifeguard Program for boys and girls ages 13 to 17 this summer. The purpose of the program is to promote water safety and provide job-specific training on Cape Cod by reaching out to area youth. Past junior lifeguards currently work as ocean lifeguards for the seashore and several towns on Cape Cod.
May 12, 2015
Captain Edward Penniman House Received Centennial Challenge Funding with Partner Match
Superintendent George Price announces that the project to re-paint the Captain Edward Penniman House in Eastham was awarded $85,000 of funding from the National Park Service’s “Centennial Challenge Fund” to match $100,000 pledged by the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore (Friends), the seashore’s nonprofit partner, and $15,000 of funds that were donated by Eastern National, the seashore’s cooperating association.
May 04, 2015
Cape Cod National Seashore Announces Fee Increases for 2015 Season
Superintendent George Price announces that the National Park Service Director approved a new entrance fee structure for Cape Cod National Seashore. The new entrance fees are: $3 per person per day (pedestrians and bicyclists); $10 per motorcycle per day; $20 per vehicle per day; and $60 for the seasonal Cape Cod National Seashore sticker for a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. The new entrance fees go into effect on Friday, May 22, 2015.
April 28, 2015
2014 Economic Benefits to Local Community from Cape Cod National Seashore
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4,426,750 visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore in 2014 spent $185.5 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 2,421 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $232.9 million.