• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • 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.

Sustainability

Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse
The new bathhouse at Herring Cove Beach has been built to exceptional sustainable design and construction level standards, incorporating the latest in green technology and materials.
Cape Cod National Seashore
 

The Climate Friendly Parks Program (CFP) is a collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that helps parks fulfill their role as stewards of the nation's most important natural and cultural resources. The program provides national parks with comprehensive support and with tools and resources to address climate change both within park boundaries and in surrounding communities.

Cape Cod National Seashore has taken the steps to becoming a Climate Friendly Park, including developing a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions inventory, completing a Climate Action Plan, committing to implementing the Action Plan, and committing to ongoing monitoring of GHG reduction progress and reporting the results.

Climate Friendly Parks program at Cape Cod National Seashore - Click this link to the park's CFP Action Plan, and to specific information on energy, waste, transportation and education measures we are taking.

Greening of Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse Facility - Read the particulars on this sustainable and fully accessible construction project completed in 2012-2013.

Did You Know?

Race Point, Provincetown, MA

The area at the northernmost tip of Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown is known as “Race Point”. It gets its name from the swift tidal “race” that swirls from ocean to bay around the point. The swimming beach is located a safe distance away in calmer waters.