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.
Perspectives Series - Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore Through Art Continues into December with Photography by Amber Jane Barricman
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421
Cape Cod National Seashore's Perspective series, featuring the work of artists who have captured the essence of Cape Cod, continues with photography by Amber Jane Barricman. Her photography will be on display during December at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
Ms. Barricman's landscape and nature photography reflects the influences provided by growing up on Cape Cod and roaming the diverse landscapes of the nearby Cape Cod National Seashore. She is a 2010 graduate of the New England School of Photography, where she focused on fine art color and architectural photography. "Landscape photography is where my heart remains though, and many of my photographs were taken with in Cape Cod National Seashore," said Barricman.
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 store featuring national seashore-related items such as books, maps, puzzles, apparel, and games. 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?
In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.