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.
Why Cape Cod Has the Most Interesting Weather on Earth Program at Salt Pond Visitor Center
Contact: Bob McCormack, Park Ranger, 508-255-3421 ext. 28
"The climate is constantly changing. It's a matter of perspective," says NECN Weatherman Tim Kelley, who will be presenting a program on Cape Cod's weather on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.The program is free, accessible, and sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Tim Kelley has been a meteorologist with New England Cable News since the station's launch in 1992.A Cape Cod native, Kelley enjoys working with educators to incorporate the science of meteorology into school curriculum. Kelley's enthusiasm is reflected in his passion for his work, science, weather, and Cape Cod itself. His keen intuition and strong grasp of diverse meteorological tools have translated over the years into the delivery of consistently accurate weathercasts. Tim's presentation will focus on our planet's ever-changing weather and weather patterns, as well as the formation of Cape Cod and its natural evolution.
This program is one in a series offered every Tuesday evening in July and August at Salt Pond.All of the programs are sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, which raises awareness of national seashore resources and issues; provides funds for important park projects; sponsors interpretive and educational programs that advance the understanding of park stories and resources; and carries out significant volunteer work, especially in the area of trail maintenance.
If you go: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham and is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5 PM.The center includes a lobby with expansive views of Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh, and the Atlantic; a museum featuring the park's natural and cultural stories; staff to assist with trip planning, and a store with books, maps, puzzles, games, t-shirts, and 50th anniversary commemorative items. There are short films shown throughout the day. The Buttonbush and Nauset Marsh Trails, and the Nauset Bike Trail are located nearby. For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore programs, pick up a park newspaper, or check the park's website, www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck, the Whydah, went down in a storm off the coast in April 1717. Before being taken by pirate Sam Bellamy as his flagship, the Whydah was a slave ship, named for the port city of Ouidah in today's country of Benin on the African coast.