• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • 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.

Concession Operations at Cape Cod National Seashore

Link here to information about concession operations within Cape Cod National Seashore including the Herrring Cove Snack Bar in Provincetown, Highland House Museum and Highland Lighthouse in Truro, Highland Links Golf Course in Truro, and the Nauset Knoll Motor Lodge in Orleans.

Did You Know?

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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.