Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21.
Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM so seashore staff can create an accessible path in advance of the summer season.
Storm damage, construction affecting access at seashore locations; reduction in programming
Due to erosion, there is no beach access at Nauset Light and Marconi beaches. Access at the Marconi Site is limited. Parts of the Nauset Marsh and Red Maple Swamp trails are closed. Nauset Bike Trail construction is underway. More »
Public Workshop for Reconstruction of Moors Road with Bicycle Improvements in the Province Lands
Contact: George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144
The National Park Service (NPS) and Cape Cod National Seashore are seeking public input on the development of a multi-use trail for bicycle and pedestrian use in conjunction with improvement of a 2-mile stretch of Moors Road in Provincetown. The public is invited to a workshop on Thursday September 24, 2009 to provide ideas and input for the project. The workshop will be held from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA.
The purpose of this project is the development of a multi-use trail that would connect Herring Cove Beach and the Province Lands bike path with Provincetown via Moors Road. This will reduce the congestion and safety issues associated with the current routing of bikes along Moors Road and through parking areas to access bicycle parking for Herring Cove Beach. Additionally, 2 miles of Moors Road (US Highway 6A) from the park boundary to the intersection with State Route 6 in Cape Cod National Seashore will be reconstructed to increase its ability to withstand increasing heavy vehicle use.
Development of an integrated bicycle feasibility study for the entire Cape focused around accessibility to and from the National Seashore is currently underway. This study includes analysis of existing bicycle facilities as well as the identification of potential additional facilities or improvements.
Information regarding the improvements related to the Moors Road project will be posted on the National Park Service Planning and Environment Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/caco. If you are unable to attend the public workshop on Thursday, September 24, please keep up to date via this website and share your ideas with us via letter to Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667.
Did You Know?
The Old Harbor Life-Saving Station in Provincetown, MA is one of the few surviving, unaltered life-saving stations left in the country. The station was built in 1898 and is open in the summer months with a display of rescue equipment, and NPS staff re-enact the historic Breeches Buoy rescue drill.