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 »
Fact Sheets & Field Guides
Photo By Jane Barnes
Seashore Science fact sheets are developed in partnership with the Seashore's Division of Interpretation and Cultural Resources Management. This series is geared toward a non-technical audience. The documents are intended to briefly share important aspects of research associated with our monitoring program. Click on the links below to view or download the pdf files.
Photo by Naomi Blinick
Illustrated Guides to flora and fauna of Cape Cod National Seashore
Illustrated Guide to Salt Marsh Plants and Animals
Illustrated Guide to Seashore Amphibians: Indicators of Environmental Quality
Illustrated Guide to Snakes of Cape Cod National Seashore
Illustrated Guide to Turtles of Cape Cod National Seashore
Did You Know?
The original Highland Light was built in 1797, becoming the first lighthouse on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It had 24 whale oil lamps set in 2 circles, one on top of the other with the reflector behind.