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    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham is reopened

    The July 7 temporary closure is no longer in effect. The visitor center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM daily.

  • Access at seashore locations

    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.

Biking at Cape Cod National Seashore

Biking is a favorite activity of many visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore. There are three bike trails in the seashore: Nauset in Eastham, Head of the Meadow in Truro, and Province Lands in Provincetown. In addition, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, maintained by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, runs 26 miles between the towns of Dennis and Wellfleet.

Bikes are allowed on the three designated national seashore bike trails, on paved roads and parking areas, and on unpaved roadways (fire roads). They are not permitted on trails or on beaches.

Cape Cod National Seashore bike trail brochure with safety information and maps

BIKE SHUTTLE
Bike beyond the Rail Trail to village centers in Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown, and trails in the Cape Cod National Seashore.

  • The Bike Shuttle provides service every 1.5 hours Saturday and Sunday, (excluding holidays) from 8 AM to 6:15 PM, through September 2.
  • The shuttle provides room for 12 bicycles and riders.
  • Riders are responsible for loading bicycles on the trailers.

Link to Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority website

Did You Know?

vernal pond

The hydrologic system of lower Cape Cod consists of four distinct ground-water lenses, or flow cells, which receive recharge through precipitation. Other hydrologic features besides groundwater include kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands (vernal ponds), freshwater streams, and estuarine wetlands.