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 »
In 2003 a Request for Proposals was released. This document still provides sound guidance for leasing proposals.
The National Park Service and consultants have also completed a number of reports and studies on the Highlands Center and assembled background information to inform this request for interest. Some of these studies may assist in development of proposals while others simply provide more detailed project information.
Some reports are available online at the following link:
Paper copies of additional reports, such as those listed below, are available in hard copy form at Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters. If you would like to make a copy of a report, contact the Highlands Center Project Manager.
2000 Renewable Energy Opportunity Assessments for CCNS Highlands Center, Prepared by Architectural Energy Corporation for the Federal Energy Management Program and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Boulder, CO. 122 pages.
1999 "Proceedings of the Highlands Center Roundtable Meeting,'' Community Partners Consultants, Inc. for the National Park Service, Medford, MA. 27 pages.
1999 "Summary of Program Development Research and Public Outreach for the Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore," Heritage Partners, Inc. consultants with Cape Cod National Seashore for the National Park Service, Wellfleet, MA. 47 pages.
2001 "A Review of the Radio Frequency/Microwave Exposure at the Former North Truro Air Force Station," Prepared by James B. Robertson, Ph.D., NC. 9 pages.
2001 "Summary of Potential Funding," Heritage Partners/ Community Partners Consultants, Inc. for the NFS. Medford, MA. 22 pages.
1999 "Evaluation of the Existing Wastewater and Water and Fire Suppression Systems at the former North Truro Air Force Station," Bryant Associates, Inc. Title 1 Facilities Planning Study for the National Park Service, Boston, MA. 55 pages plus , 1l"xl7" foldouts.
Did You Know?
Cape Cod National Seashore includes over 2500 acres of historically diked salt marshes, 35% of the Massachusetts total, and including some of the biggest diked marshes in the Gulf of Maine. Work continues, in cooperation with other agencies and private groups, to restore these degraded estuaries.