• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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    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.

Cape Cod National Seashore Social Media

Cape Cod National Seashore uses three social networking platforms as an interpretive outreach forum to strengthen public connections to park resources, and to encourage visitors to share experiences of the national seashore with each other. You are welcome to "like" and comment on status updates, links, photos, and video clips posted by park staff. Social media is also used to post breaking news.

 
Facebook

"Like" Cape Cod National Seashore's Facebook page to get updates and photos about the park. Facebook is a great place to see what's currently going on at Cape Cod National Seashore. You can also share park experiences with us and with others, so come be a part of the conversation.

 
YouTube

Visit Cape Cod National Seashore's YouTube channel to see videos about the park's wildlife, history, nature, and research opportunities.

 
Twitter

Follow Cape Cod National Seashore's Twitter feed for events, ranger programs, nature happenings, and recreation.

Did You Know?

directional compass

Coastal waters were the original highways of the Cape. Today’s common but puzzling terms “Lower Cape” and “Upper Cape” (referring to the northern and southern areas of Cape Cod) originated with sailors. Southwesterly winds meant ships heading north were sailing "down-wind" to the Lower Cape.