Nauset Bike Trail partial closure in effect
The Nauset Bike Trail between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Tomahawk Trail will be closed from October 30 to mid-December for rehabilitation. No bike or pedestrian access will be allowed during this time.
Access at seashore locations
The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a storm last winter. For current conditions, check at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. More »
Cape Cod National Seashore Hosts an Ocean Futures Series presented by Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421
Join Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies Marine Education Director Jesse Mechling for a three-part lecture series entitled "Ocean Futures" March 16, 30, and April 13 at 1:30 PM at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Programs are one hour and free of charge. This series will look at some of the largest threats, including marine debris and climate change, that are facing the ocean as we begin a new century. It will explore our local changing marine ecosystem and highlight some of the more unusual events over the past year, while offering solutions to help protect our fragile planet.
March 30 - Ocean Futures: Trashing our Seas - For thousands of years, the ocean has been a human dumping ground for all our waste.In the 21st century we are starting to discover the abundance of waste is affecting life in the ocean.Marine debris ranks as one of the top threats to our marine environment.Learn how it is related to climate change, and what we can do to reduce its impacts.
April 13 - Ocean Futures: Cape Cod, Past, Present, and Future - Discover what makes the Cape's marine ecosystem one of the most fertile in the world.Learn how our marine environment helped shape our community and how it has changed over the years.From dolphin strandings to seals and great whites, investigate recent changes and topics in the news and learn what the future may bring to our local waters.
If you go: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham and is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.The center includes a lobby with expansive views of Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh, and the Atlantic; a museum featuring the park's natural and cultural stories; staff to assist with trip planning; and a store with books, maps, puzzles, games, apparel, and more. There are short films shown throughout the day. The Buttonbush and Nauset Marsh Trails, and the Nauset Bike Trail are located nearby. For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore programs call 508-255-3421, or check the park's website, www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
The Pamet Cranberry Bog in Truro was once an operating commercial bog. Workers, some of whom in later years were of Cape Verdean descent, maintained and harvested the bog from the 1880s until 1961.