Access at seashore locations
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 Reception with Photographer Amber Jane Barricman
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421 ext. 15
Cape Cod National Seashore's Perspective series, exhibiting the work of artists who have captured the essence of Cape Cod, continues into December with photography by Amber Jane Barricman. Her photographs will be on display through the month at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
On December 15, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, there will be a reception with Ms. Barricman. Enjoy refreshments with Ms. Barricman while viewing her landscape photography taken throughout 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 from9 AM to 4:30 PMand 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 and bookstore featuring national-seashore related items. For more information about the seashore's programs, visit the park website atwww.nps.gov/caco.
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.
Did You Know?
The hydrologic system of lower Cape Cod consists of four distinct ground-water lenses, or flow cells, which receive recharge through precipitation. Other hydrologic features besides groundwater include kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands (vernal ponds), freshwater streams, and estuarine wetlands.