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 the Saltworks of Cape Cod
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421 ext. 15
Join Janice Burling and Penny Lewis, founders of Cape Cod Saltworks Sea Salt for a fascinating look at the history of the salt industry on Cape Cod and the processes they use today to harvest all-natural sea salt from local waters. This free, one-hour presentation will take place at 7 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham on July 30.
The great Outer Beach of Cape Cod is protected within Cape Cod National Seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's visitors.
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.