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 to Host Evening Program on Cape Cod Banana Pioneer Lorenzo Dow Baker
Contact: Sue Haley, South District Interpreter, 508-255-3421
When Wellfleet's Captain Lorenzo Dow Baker returned to Boston from a voyage to Jamaica he brought a hold full of a fruit previously unknown to New Englanders; the banana. Join former history professor Randy Bartlett, Ph. D, for a free, one hour presentation about this fascinating Wellfleet resident at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 17 at Salt Pond Visitor Center.
Did You Know?
Coastal waters were the original highways of the Cape. Today’s common but puzzling terms “Lower Cape” and “Upper Cape” (referring to the northern and southern areas of Cape Cod) originated with sailors. Southwesterly winds meant ships heading north were sailing "down-wind" to the Lower Cape.