Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day
A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.
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.
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?
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.