Author Henry James once said, “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” His words certainly ring true at Cape Cod National Seashore! Make your summer afternoons (and mornings and evenings!) more memorable by joining park rangers, volunteers, partners, and guest performers to share the stories and treasures of the national seashore.
From strolls, hikes, and kayak trips, to beach campfires, yoga sessions, and historic building and lighthouse tours, there's so much to explore!
Check out Salt Pond canoe trips in Eastham, the Cape Cod Ninja Warrior family challenge in Provincetown, yoga on the beach, salt marsh explorations, evening beach campfires, and kayak tours. This summer the national seashore has added a fleet of kayaks for ranger-guided tours in Eastham and Orleans to supplement kayak tours offered by rangers in Provincetown and Truro. Long and short hikes are offered throughout the seashore. Indoor programs showcasing Outer Cape history and nature are offered weekly.
The revamped Salt Pond amphitheater in Eastham will host an extensive schedule of evening ranger programs and performance events featuring music, storytelling, and live theater. Guest performers include the Navy Band Northeast out of Newport, RI; Shakespeare Under the Stars performing "The Tempest”; the Cape Symphony; and Rona Leventhal performing “The Prince of Pirates and the Witch of Wellfleet” about the pirate ship Whydah. Additional performers include Washashore Cowgirl Monica Rizzio; Digny Fignus, Music with Heart, CrabGrass, and Toast and Jam; and the Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers.
Check our online calendar for event dates and details, or download the pdf version of our July-August events calendar. Stop by the Salt Pond Visitor Center or Province Lands Visitor Center to chat with rangers and plan your visit.
Most ranger-guided programs are free, but some are fee-based. Some partners charge an admission fee to visit their facilities.