• 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.

Highlands Center Directions

Highlands Center sign

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Directions

The Highlands Center is located off of Route 6 at the Highland Light Exit in North Truro, MA.

From the south take Route 6 to Highland Light Exit in North Truro (about 12 miles north of park headquarters). Turn right off the exit onto Highland Road. At the the end of the road, turn right onto South Highland Road. After approximately 0.6 miles turn left onto Old Dewline Road. The Highlands Center is at the end of the road.

From Provincetown take Route 6 to Highland Light Exit in North Truro. Turn left off the exit onto Highland Road. At the the end of the road, turn right onto South Highland Road. After approximately 0.6 miles turn left onto Old Dewline Road. The Highlands Center is at the end of the road.

Did You Know?

Atlantic coastline at Cape Cod National Seashore

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.