Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day
A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.
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 to Host Doane Road Neighborhood Meeting
Contact: George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144
Superintendent George Price announced the national seashore will host an informational meeting for Doane Road neighbors, Eastham, MA, who will be affected by increased bike and pedestrian traffic resulting from the closure of the bicycle/pedestrian bridge behind Coast Guard Beach. The bridge was destroyed by winter storms. The biggest impact will be seen from the Doane Rock area to Ocean View Drive.
The loss of the bike bridge will result in additional bike riders and pedestrians walking to and from Coast Guard Beach along a very narrow section of Doane Road. National Park Service staff are working to restore the bridge as soon as possible, but alternate plans for public safety have to be in place until the construction is complete. The purpose of this meeting is to review detour plans and potential local traffic impacts during operating hours.
The meeting will be held at the Salt Pond Visitor Center classroom, Thursday, May 27, at 4:30 PM.
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.