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 Evening Program - Salt and Family - The Life of a Humpback Whale with Carol Krill Carson
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421 ext. 15
Join Carol “Krill” Carson for a free, one-hour program at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 16 at Salt Pond Visitor Center. This program will be a fun-filled evening about the life of Salt, the most famous humpback whale in the world. Learn how Salt was first named in 1976 and how she has returned each year to feed in the waters off Cape Cod. In 1980, Salt was seen with her first calf, a male who was named Crystal. Over the years, Salt has given birth to a total of 12 calves and has become a grandmother and even a great-great grandmother. At the end of the program, Krill will inflate a 25 foot fabric whale that represents Crystal when he was one year old and a life-size replica of Salt. This promises to be a special evening about a humpback whale that has stolen the hearts of those who know and love her.
Did You Know?
Cape Cod National Seashore includes over 2500 acres of historically diked salt marshes, 35% of the Massachusetts total, and including some of the biggest diked marshes in the Gulf of Maine. Work continues, in cooperation with other agencies and private groups, to restore these degraded estuaries.