Access at seashore locations
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.
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?
In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.