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.
Cape Cod National Seashore Beaches Open for the Summer Season
Contact: Kat McCracken, 508-957-0701
Superintendent George Price announced that the final stair repairs for the Nauset Light Beach, Eastham, and Marconi Beach, Wellfleet have been completed.The beaches suffered considerable damage in the series of storms this winter.Both beaches lost the wooden access stairs down the bluff.Nauset Light Beach was open two weeks ago, and Marconi Beach was opened to the public today, Wednesday, June 26, at noon.
The Northeast Regional Office of the National Park Service provided the $204,000 in storm damage funding and Classic Site Solutions was contracted to perform the stair replacement work. The other four guarded ocean beaches in the seashore were not as seriously affected by the winter storms and were not closed including Coast Guard Beach, Eastham; Head of the Meadow Beach, Truro; Race Point Beach, Provincetown; and Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown.
Did You Know?
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.