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 »
Snow Library to Host Cape Cod National Seashore 50th Anniversary Display
Contact: Molly Williams, 50th Anniversary Event Ranger, 508-957-0704
A traveling exhibit highlighting the first fifty years of Cape Cod National Seashore will be on display at the Snow Library in Orleans for the month of September.
"Cape Cod National Seashore at 50" was created by Truro artist, Cathy Skowron.It captures the history and ambience of the national seashore through photographs, publications, plant and animal models, historic objects, and memorabilia. It was designed to be adaptable to a variety of community settings. It will be on display at Snow Library in September. The months of October through December are available; organizations operating in a public building that has a locking glass case are invited to inquire about hosting the exhibit. Contact Event Ranger Molly Williams at (508) 957-0704 for information.
2011 marks 50 years since President Kennedy signed legislation protecting 44,000 acres on the Outer Cape. Several commemorative activities are underway, including art and science exhibitions in the Salt Pond Visitor Center classroom; and the installation of furnishings in Old Harbor Life-Saving Station.
IF YOU GO: Snow Library is located at 67 Main Street, Orleans. It is open Mondays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; Thursdays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Fridays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturdays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; and closed on Sundays. For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore's 50th anniversary check the park's website, www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
Because of coastal erosion of 3 feet a year, the sea has threatened historical landmarks over the years. A few examples of those moved back from the edge include the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, the Three Sisters, Nauset, and Highland Lights, and the French Cable Hut.