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.
Shore Thing - A Free Concert of Original Music Inspired by Cape Cod National Seashore
Contact: Jody Anastasio, North District Interpreter, 508-487-1256
Enjoy a musical celebration of life and nature on Cape Cod in "The Shore Thing", a free summer concert inspired by the national seashore.
On Tuesday, July 19, at 2:00 PM, celebrate 50 years of Cape Cod memories during an hour-long concert with musical-duo Vicky McKee and Jack Pearson. McKee, who writes songs and sings, began summering in Provincetown as a child, and has been drawn back year-after-year by the beautiful landscape and unique community. The Cape was the main inspiration when she decided to add a musical dimension to her writing career at the turn of the millennium. McKee's style ranges from blues to country to rock and folk, and her lyrics celebrate nature and human nature. Jack Pearson, who is also a lifeguard for the national seashore, accompanies with lead guitar, bass and percussion. Meet at the Province Lands Visitor Center. The event is free, accessible, and open to the public.
IF YOU GO: The Province Lands Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 PM. 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, games, puzzles, and 50th anniversary commemorative items. . 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?
Kettle pond surface water levels are controlled by local groundwater levels. Around Cape Cod National Seashore ponds, these levels range from six to nine feet above average sea level. The bottoms of all the kettle ponds are below sea level.