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 Seeks Public Input on Integrated Bicycle Study for Cape Cod
Contact: George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144
The National Park Service (NPS) and Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS) with the Cape Cod Commission are seeking public input on an Integrated Bicycle Study for Cape Cod that will identify potential improvements to the bicycle network throughout Cape Cod. The public is invited to attend either of two public workshops on May 12, 2009. A workshop will be held from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Hyannis Transportation Center, 1st Floor Conference Room, 215 Iyannough Road, Hyannis and from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Wellfleet Senior Center, Long Pond Room, 715 Old Kings Hwy., in Wellfleet.
The purpose of this feasibility study is to identify projects that will create an overall integrated bicycle network throughout Cape Cod, with specific focus around connections to Cape Cod National Seashore. The study will identify potential for new bicycle facilities and improvements to existing facilities.
To date, data has been collected about existing and planned bicycle facilities from the Sagamore Bridge to Provincetown. The NPS is looking for public comment as to how this bicycle network may be improved. Examples of identified projects may include the location of a new bicycle path, upgrades to amenities at an existing trailhead, improved maintenance guidelines, or additional multi-modal access to an attraction.
Information regarding the project will be posted on the National Park Service Planning and Environment Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. If you are unable to attend a public workshop on May 12, please keep up to date via this website and share your ideas with us via letter to CCNS, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667. An additional public meeting will be scheduled in August 2009 to seek input from seasonal residents and visitors on the Cape.
Did You Know?
At its peak, the Pamet Cranberry Company of Truro harvested 166 barrels of cranberries in a single fall season. Emerging wetland and upland vegetation is enveloping the former bog, with only the historic Bog House standing as a reminder.