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 to Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day and International Marconi Day on April 24
Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief of Interpretation, 508-957-0738
Visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore on Saturday, April 24 will have the opportunity to join events of national and international magnitude. National Park Service sites across the U.S. are hosting fun activities for children for National Junior Ranger Day, and amateur radio operators around the world are commemorating the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi, the Wizard of Wireless. Two activities will be offered at the national seashore in honor of this special day. Both activities are free and open to the public.
Marconi—The Wizard of Wireless: Coast Guard Station, Coast Guard Beach, Eastham 10 AM- 2 PM
A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim: Atwood-Higgins House 12:30-3:30 PM
Children of all ages who participate in either activity will earn a Junior Ranger patch. For more information about International Marconi Day, contact Education Specialist Barbara Dougan at 508-255-3421, ext. 16. For more information about the Junior Ranger event at the Atwood-Higgins House, contact South District Interpreter Sue Haley at 508-255-3421, ext. 15.
Did You Know?
Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck, the Whydah, went down in a storm off the coast in April 1717. Before being taken by pirate Sam Bellamy as his flagship, the Whydah was a slave ship, named for the port city of Ouidah in today's country of Benin on the African coast.