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.
Bicycle Safety Day at Cape Cod National Seashore
Contact: Nicole Taylor, Environmental Protection Specialist/Safety Officer, 508-957-0741
Bicycle accidents are the number one cause of visitor injuries at the Cape Cod National Seashore.In an effort to reduce incidence and severity of bike accidents, the Cape Cod National Seashore's, Bicycle Safety Committee will host its third annual "Bicycle Safety at the Seashore" event on Friday, August 9, from 10 AM to 2 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center. Open to the public, this event will feature helmet fittings, fun activities for kids, bicycle safety checks, and educational displays. Prizes for participation, such as helmets, bike accessories, raffles, and coupons may be available while supplies last. Educational topics will include how to fit a helmet properly, preparing for a ride with an ABC bicycle quick check, the consequences of a bicycle crash, as well as other interesting facts about bicycle safety at the seashore. Join us for this fun-filled event and for your chance to walk away with information that will keep you and your family safe.
The Cape Cod National Seashore's Bicycle Safety Committee intends this event to be one of many future educational opportunities focused on promoting awareness about bicycle safety in the park. Funding, participation, and support is provided by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, local bike shops, and Ben and Jerry's.
Directions to the Salt Pond Visitor Center: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham.
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.