Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21.
Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM so seashore staff can create an accessible path in advance of the summer season.
Storm damage, construction affecting access at seashore locations; reduction in programming
Due to erosion, there is no beach access at Nauset Light and Marconi beaches. Access at the Marconi Site is limited. Parts of the Nauset Marsh and Red Maple Swamp trails are closed. Nauset Bike Trail construction is underway. More »
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Exhibition - Selected Works from the Weavers Network of Cape Cod
Contact: Sue Haley, 508-255-3421
Throughout the month of October, a unique selection of woven art will be on display at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. The exhibition is presented by the Weavers' Network, a group of local weavers that includes both professional fiber artists as well as enthusiastic novices. They gather regularly for "inspiration, encouragement, and food," says one of the group's artists, Sue Pellowe. The weavings on display range from the very small to those that are large and even sculptural in design. All of the pieces have been inspired by, or represent the broad natural and cultural themes associated with Cape Cod National Seashore. There are tapestries that depict representative scenes, and three-dimensional pieces that incorporate wild, natural materials. Even the basic skill of weaving relates to the region's early American themes, as it has its roots in textile production and was an early trade practiced locally across Cape Cod.
The Weavers' Network has exhibited previously at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and the Brewster's Ladies Library. The network's exhibit, America the Beautiful, was exhibited at the State House in Boston in 2010.
If You Go:Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham and is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.The center includes expansive views of Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh, and the Atlantic; a museum featuring the park's natural and cultural stories; staff to assist with trip planning; and a store with books, maps, games, and apparel. Short films are shown throughout the day. The Buttonbush and Nauset Marsh Trails, and the Nauset Bike Trail are located nearby. For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore programs call 508-255-3421, or check the park's website, www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
The area at the northernmost tip of Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown is known as “Race Point”. It gets its name from the swift tidal “race” that swirls from ocean to bay around the point. The swimming beach is located a safe distance away in calmer waters.