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.
Far Land Provisions Selected as Snack Bar Concessioner for New Herring Cove Bath House Complex
Contact: George Price, Superintendent, 508-957-0701
Superintendent George Price announced that Far Land Provisions of Provincetown has been selected as the new Herring Cove Bathhouse concessioner.Far Land Provisions submitted their proposal for a three year term to the National Park Service regional office based upon an open RFQ process which ended on May 28, 2013.
Superintendent Price said that the staff was pleased with the concession advertisement process and is very pleased that a respected, professional local business was interested in operating the new facility and looks forward to a productive relationship.Price also wanted to express his gratitude for the long-time contribution by Chuck Silva and his family who previously operated the concession stand for many years.
Jim Farley and Tom Boland of Far Land Provisions stated, "We are ready to bring to the Cape Cod National Seashore a brand new Herring Cove Beach concession that will reflect the commitment of The National Park Service and the recent launch of its Healthy and Sustainable Food Movement. We ourselves are committed to making this new facility the best it can possibly be by serving great food, utilizing our most talented resources and following the Guidelines set forth by the NPS."
The national seashore staff is planning an opening event the afternoon of July 11, 2013 sponsored by Far Land Provisions, the Friends of Cape Cod National Seashore and Eastern National, which operates the museum stores in the seashore visitor centers.
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.