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 Geography Gameshow with Neal Nichols
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421 ext. 15
Join Neal Nichols for a free, one-hour, interactive, geography program at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 13 at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.Since 1992, this Wellfleet-born artist has been sharing his passion for maps, and impressive memory for drawing them, with audiences. The "Geography Gameshow" is an event that features the rendering of a map from memory through which the audience interacts and participates by identifying specific locations throughout the program.
It is Nichols' hope that all will walk away from his programs with a better understanding of the world in which we live. Nichols has presented his "Geography Gameshow" in several U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Ireland, Australia, Malaysia, Japan, South Africa, England, and even Zambia.
This upcoming program is part of the annual "Tuesday Evening Series" at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Held weekly at 7 PM in July and August in the air-cooled comfort of the visitor center auditorium, programs focus on the diverse natural and cultural resources on the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages. Programs are free of charge and accessible. The series is funded by the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM and staff is available to assist with activity planning. Stop by and visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh and shop in the gift store featuring interpretive items such as books, maps, puzzles, and games. For more information about the seashore's programs, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caco.
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.