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.
Cape Cod National Seashore Perspectives Series Features Photography by Jim Gillen in February
Contact: Sue Haley, Interpretive Ranger, 508-255-3421
Cape Cod National Seashore's Perspective Series, Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore Through Art, will showcase landscape photography by Jim Gillen in February.
Gillen's passion for photography has spurred him for more than 40 years, and he brought this fervor to one of his favorite photographic subjects, Cape Cod. Working on the other side of the aisle in the newspaper industry, as a reporter and editor in Greater Springfield, the Hampden, Massachusetts resident explored photography as a hobby through the years to expand his creativity. "Cape Cod, Nantucket Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay are among my favorite subjects," he said. This is evident in the large number of seashore and water scenes that appear in his collection.
Gillen's photographs were featured in solo exhibits at the Hampden Public Library and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. He won a Piedmont Award at the 13th Photography Show in Somers, Connecticut and the People's Choice Award at the Wilbraham Art League Photography Exhibit, both in 2013. He is a member of the Wilbraham Art League and the Quaboag Hills Photography Club in Palmer, Massachusetts.
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and staff is available to assist with activity planning. Stop by and visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items. For more information about the seashore's programs, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caco.
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.