Access at seashore locations
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Province Lands Visitor Center Open House on October 31
Contact: Jody Anastasio, North District Interpreter, 508-487-1256
Cape Cod National Seashore's Province Lands Visitor Center will close for the season at 5:00 PM on October 31. On that day, community members and visitors are invited to stop by between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to celebrate a successful operating season.
Come for apple cider and Halloween "treats."Try to "trick" your local rangers with Provincetown trivia. While you are there, check out all of the seashore-themed books and gifts now on sale at the Eastern National bookstore.
The occasion will also serve as a "thank you" to Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore for their financial support that allowed the visitor center to open this season. We also are grateful for the ongoing support for the national seashore by Provincetown citizens.
IF YOU GO: The Province Lands Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM through October 31. Staff members are available to answer questions, assist with planning activities, and provide hiking and bicycling trail information. The visitor center features exhibits on the Outer Cape's natural and cultural resources, orientation films, and a bookstore with interpretive items for sale, such as books, maps, apparel, games, and puzzles. The 360-degree rooftop observation deck provides views of the surrounding dunes and sea. A listing of all of the national seashore's programs is available at the two seashore visitor centers, or on-line at www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck, the Whydah, went down in a storm off the coast in April 1717. Before being taken by pirate Sam Bellamy as his flagship, the Whydah was a slave ship, named for the port city of Ouidah in today's country of Benin on the African coast.