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.
Beyond the Beach Series Slated for Cape Cod National Seashore
Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief, Interpretation and Cultural Resources Management, 508-957-0738
For many summer visitors, Cape Cod National Seashore is "the beach." But Outer Cape residents know the national seashore offers much more in its many dimensions and moods, and compelling natural and cultural resource stories. On six consecutive Tuesday evenings from October 1 through November 5, staff specialists and guest presenters will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the national seashore's diverse resources and issues, from sea level rise and climate change, to animal migrations and seismic research and education. All programs are free and wheelchair-accessible, and will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
October 1: Return of the Tides--The Restoration of the Herring River, A Look Back and Ahead Tim Smith, Cape Cod National Seashore Restoration Ecologist, and Bill Burke, Cape Cod National Seashore Historian
For more information about Cape Cod National Seashore, visit www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.