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Update on Cape Cod National Seashore Facilities and Operations Following Hurricane Irene

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Date: August 28, 2011
Contact: Sue Moynihan, 508-957-0738

With the exception of the Nauset Bike Trail in Eastham, which is closed between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Doane Picnic Area due to downed trees, all Cape Cod National Seashore facilities are open.

Bicyclists may ride along Nauset Road to Doane Picnic Area to access the open section of the bike trail between Doane Picnic Area and Coast Guard Beach. Riders should use extreme caution, be alert for cars, and ride single file. Work is underway to remove the trees which have fallen across the bike trail.

Salt Pond and Province Lands Visitor Centers are open, and all scheduled ranger-guided programs and open houses and tours at historic buildings have resumed.

For more information, contact Salt Pond Visitor Center at (508) 255-3421, or Province Lands Visitor Center at (508) 487-1256.

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Did You Know?

dune shack in the Province Lands

The Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District Seashore was designated in 1989 as a special place in the dunes within Cape Cod National Seashore. Dune shack living emerged in the early 20th century and was based in cottages built by coastguardsmen stationed at nearby stations.