• 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.

Shorebird Managment Planning Process

Shorebird Planning Update - 3/22/2012
Work is continuing on the shorebird management plan and associated environmental assessment (EA). The EA is expected to be released for public review and comment in the fall of 2012, with a final plan in place for the 2013 shorebird nesting season.

Press releases:

Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Public Scoping Meeting May 26, 2011 on Shorebird Management Planning

Did You Know?

Highland Light

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.