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 Program on Sea Songs and Stories for Families
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421 ext 15
Have you ever sung a song about a horseshoe crab or laughed with a pirate? Have some fun in the seashore this summer with songs, stories and dance. “Stand-Up Chameleon” Jackson Gillman will present Once Upon A Tide: Sea Songs and Stories for the Family on Tuesday, July 21 at 3:30 PM at Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown, and at 7 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
These two rollicking performances of interactive songs and stories are guaranteed to delight and enchant all ages. For this show, Gillman will draw on his fishy repertoire from the sandy beach and the briny deep. He magically transforms himself into a wide array of eccentric characters. He might be a salt lobsterman one moment, and then one of the various creatures he comes across while fishing.
Jackson has created two dozen story/song programs over his thirty year career and has performed throughout the country. Through his many talents as mime, actor, songsmith, and storyteller Gillman brings the audience into the imaginative worlds of creative adventure.
The upcoming programs are 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 cover the diverse natural and cultural resources on the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages, free of charge and accessible. The series, and additional special program at Province Lands Visitor Center, is sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
IF YOU GO:
Province Lands Visitor Center is located on Race Point Road in Provincetown, and can be contacted by
calling 508-487-1256. Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The visitor centers are open from 9 AM to 5 PM and staff is available to assist with activity planning. Stop by and visit the exhibits, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of the area 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?
Although the kettle ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore are within 2.5 km of the ocean and have been subjected to thousands of years of salt spray, they remain low in dissolved salts. Ponds are flushed out by inflowing and outflowing groundwater, which prevents salts from accumulating.