Access at seashore locations
The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »
Guide to Trails
There are twelve Self-Guiding Trails at the seashore that are open year round: in Eastham - the Fort Hill, Red Maple Swamp, Buttonbush, Nauset Marsh, and Doane trails; in Wellfleet - the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp and Great Island trails; in Truro - Pamet Area Bearberry Hill Overlook, Woods Walk at Highlands Center, Small's Swamp, and Pilgrim Spring trails; and in Provincetown - the Beech Forest Trail. Interpretive folders with information on natural and historic features are available at some trailheads. Trailside plant identification markers are referenced in the Common Trailside Plants guidebook on sale at visitor center bookstores.
Link below to more information.
Individual Trail Folders:
Did You Know?
In 1959, Massachusetts Senators John F. Kennedy and Leverett Saltonstall introduced the legislation that led to the creation of Cape Cod National Seashore. Two years later, in 1961, then-President John F. Kennedy signed into law Public Law 87-126 which authorized Cape Cod National Seashore.