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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail

    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 Public Art

Highlands Center Herring Run Mural

Herring Run mural created by volunteers at Highlands Fest 2010

NPS photo

Partners and Volunteers Engage in Collective Artistic Action

Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore is a special place in the park for artistic expression. New public art works complement the cultural programming occurring onsite by Payomet Performing Arts Center and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

Fostering engagement in the site, Highlands Center partners have contributed creative expressions by painting colorful, evocative murals. From their conception by AmeriCorps Cape Cod members - to their completion by adults and children at annual public festivals - the celebratory murals showcase natural resource management and volunteerism through art.

Please check back to this page for the site's evolving artistic expressions.

Taking Root: Celebrating the Highlands Center community mural

Earth Energy Cycle mural in recognition of DOE ARM Climate Research Deployment 2012-2013 - explained

Globes - Looking Towards a Greener Tomorrow, Today

Herring Run mural

Coastal Change mural - Metamorphose

Celebrating Volunteerism mural - Making Waves

Climate Friendly Parks and 50th CCNS Anniversary murals

Sculptures at Highlands Center - Sculptures by Donald Gerola and Del Filardi

Beach Point Cottages photo banner - Helen Strong Photography

Did You Know?

Typha latifolia (common cattail)

Most of the cattails on Cape Cod are an exotic, invasive species. While Typha latifolia (common cattail) is native, Typha angustifolia (narrowleaf cattail) is a Eurasian plant that is believed to have been brought to North America by the early colonists.