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    National Seashore Massachusetts

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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.

Hours of Operation

Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham is open daily from 9 AM to 4:30 PM (5 PM in summer). It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown is open daily, May 1 through October 31, from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Parking lots are open from 6 AM to midnight daily.

Seashore headquarters in Wellfleet (business offices only) is open Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays, from 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Beaches, walking trails, biking trails, and roads remain open throughout the year, but may experience brief closures due to winter weather.

Did You Know?

Highland Light

The original Highland Light was built in 1797, becoming the first lighthouse on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It had 24 whale oil lamps set in 2 circles, one on top of the other with the reflector behind.