Nauset Bike Trail partial closure in effect
The Nauset Bike Trail between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Tomahawk Trail will be closed from October 30 to mid-December for rehabilitation. No bike or pedestrian access will be allowed during this time.
Access at seashore locations
The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a storm last winter. For current conditions, check at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. More »
How to Apply
Letter of Interest
Any non-profit, institutional, or governmental organization that has an interest in becoming a Highlands Center Program Partner is asked to send a brief letter or email to NPS at:
Lauren McKean, NPS Highlands Center Project Manager
Cape Cod National Seashore
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667
Email: e-mail us
The letter or attachment should identify the interested organization, describe its activities and purposes, explain how those activities and purposes are compatible with the purposes of the Highlands Center, and describe how the organization will obtain or provide funding for rehabilitation of a building. If residence is desired for staff or program participants to support Program Partner activities, identify in the letter if the use of housing units is integral to the proposal. Be sure to include the nature of projected use, e.g. desire for exclusivity, shared versus dedicated units, year-round or seasonal use and projected fluctuations. Expressions of interest are being accepted on a continuing basis.
Program Partner Lease Proposal
NPS will review all expressions of interest, contact organizations by telephone for further information, and, if requested, schedule a site tour and further discussions of Program Partner opportunities. Interested organizations considered qualified to become a Highlands Center Program Partner will be asked to submit a Program Partner lease proposal.
Lease Proposal Requirements
Interested parties should also refer to the following documents when developing their lease proposals, as they provide detailed information on the buildings available for rehabilitation, methods and standards of sustainability, and legal and financial considerations of leasing.
Did You Know?
An abundance of sandy soil and shallow freshwater ponds for breeding make Cape Cod National Seashore an ideal landscape for Spadefoot Toads. A Threatened Species, the Seashore supports their largest known population in the Northeast. Some park roads are closed on rainy nights to protect them.