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.
Other New England dieback sites
While extensive areas of high marsh dieback have not yet been discovered outside of Cape Cod, low marsh losses have occurred at numerous sites in Connecticut and Long Island, NY.
The patterns of loss are visually identical to those on Cape Cod that we now know to be the result of Sesarma crab herbivory (studies led by Dr. Mark Bertness).
Did You Know?
The Province Lands area of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown is also known as the second-oldest “common lands” in the nation, second only to Boston Common. It was put aside in the 1600s by Plymouth Colony as a fisheries reserve.