Ranger-Guided Activities

A ranger walks with visitors along a sandy trail
Our ranger-guided activities explore the many facets of Cape Cod National Seashore, and include guided walks, talks, performance and music-based programs, campfires, open houses at historic buildings, canoe trips, yoga, and more!
Spring at Cape Cod National Seashore

Salt Pond Visitor Center

50 Nauset Road, off Route 6, Eastham
Open Daily from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Salt Pond Visitor Center offers magnificent views of Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh, and the Atlantic; an outstanding museum; and access to the Nauset Marsh and Nauset Bike Trails. There are some trail detours due to the renovation of the Salt Pond outdoor amphitheater; rangers at the visitor center can provide details. If the weather allows, dress in layers, and stroll a beach or trail, looking for evidence of animals, and exploring what has washed up with the waves.

Province Lands Visitor Center

171 Race Point Road, off Route 6, Provincetown
Open Daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Take in the awe-inspiring 360-degree view from indoor and outdoor observation decks. Spotting scopes may help you see whales spouting in the distance. The Province Lands Bicycle Trail, Race Point Beach, and the Beech Forest are nearby. Both visitor centers offer ranger staff to assist with trip planning, thematic films shown throughout the day, restrooms, and stores featuring books, maps, puzzles, games, apparel, and other interpretive items for sale through our education partner, Eastern National.

 

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  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    EXHIBITION: John F. Kennedy Centennial Exhibit

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    In celebration of JFK’s 100th birthday, stop by the Salt Pond Visitor Center for an exhibit highlighting the JFK-era national parks. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Salt Pond Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    TOUR: Captain Penniman House

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Explore the 1868 home of a whaling captain and learn about the family’s hardships, adventures, and lifestyle. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM
    Location:
    Captain Penniman House, Fort Hill, Eastham
    Fees:
    Free, Reservations Required
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    TOUR: Highland Light

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Enjoy the view from Cape Cod’s oldest lighthouse! More

    Time:
    12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    27 Highland Light Road, North Truro
    Fees:
    $6 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    WALK: Dune Views Over East Harbor

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Climb atop a parabolic dune to gain 360° views of ocean, cranberry bogs, harbor, and Provincetown. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    High Head Road Parking Lot
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    WALK: Where the Spark of Magic Happened

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Explore the site where in 1903 Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first official wireless message across the ocean. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM
    Location:
    Marconi Station Site
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    WORKSHOP: Creative Nature

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Cape Cod has a long history of artists and writers. Take part in the legacy by bringing your sketchbook or journal to Fort Hill. More

    Time:
    9:30 AM
    Location:
    Fort Hill, Eastham, Lower Parking Lot
    Fees:
    Free, Reservations Required
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    PROGRAM: Ranger on Deck

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    The decks of the Province Lands Visitor Center offer amazing views of dunes, ocean, and their inhabitants. Join a ranger to look for whales, birds, and historic buildings from the deck, or to explore new topics of the ranger’s choice. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Province Lands Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    WALK: Discover Nauset marsh

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Take this easy walk to discover some of the intriguing stories and features of this scenic and both naturally and culturally significant area. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Salt Pond Visitor Center Terrace
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    WALK: Sharks and Seals: Cape Cod's Dynamic Duo

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Examine the relationship between sharks and seals and the roles they play in the balance of a healthy marine environment. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Coast Guard Beach
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    OPEN HOUSE: Old Harbor Life-saving Station

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    uilt in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact life-saving station of the original 13 of Cape Cod. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Race Point Beach
    Fees:
    Free, Beach Fees May Apply
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    TOUR: Highland Light

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Enjoy the view from Cape Cod’s oldest lighthouse! More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    27 Highland Light Road, North Truro
    Fees:
    $6 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    WALK: Nature Tales and Hidden Trails of Ballston Beach

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Explore pine forest, heathland, sea cliffs, and beach. Learn some of the cultural and natural history of the area. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    111 North Pamet Road
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    PROGRAM: Ranger on Deck

    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    The decks of the Province Lands Visitor Center offer amazing views of dunes, ocean, and their inhabitants. Join a ranger to look for whales, birds, and historic buildings from the deck, or to explore new topics of the ranger’s choice. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Province Lands Visitor Center, Provincetown
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    TOUR: Nauset Light

    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Tour Nauset Light More

    Time:
    4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location:
    Nauset Light Beach
    Fees:
    Free, Donations Accepted
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    TOUR: Three Sisters Lighthouses

    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors off the shore of Nauset Light Beach. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM
    Location:
    Nauset Light Beach Parking Lot
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    WALK: Beech Forest Beauty

    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Explore a unique hardwood forest nestled in the dunes of the Province Lands. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM
    Location:
    TBD
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    WALK: Spring Into the Dunes

    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Explore an enchanting dune landscape of unusual plants and wild cranberry bogs, while learning about the Province Lands unique place in American history. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Province Lands Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    ACTIVITY: Canoe Trip, Salt Pond Paddle

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Take a leisurely paddle in the protected waters of the Salt Pond and nearby Nauset Marsh to explore the beauty and significance of this awe-inspiring place. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM
    Location:
    Salt Pond Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $23, Children $18, Reservations Required
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    MUSEUM: Discover Truro: Highland House Museum

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    The Highland House is one of Truro’s best known landmarks, located within the Truro Highlands setting with Highland Light and Highland Links. Built as a hotel in 1907, the Highland House served as a summer resort for the first half of the 20th century. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    27 Highland Light Road, North Truro
    Fees:
    $7 Adults, $5 Students and Children 6-17, Children under 6 are free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    PROGRAM: Healthy Parks Healthy People

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    From June through August, healthcare professionals will again be at the Salt Pond Visitor Center on weekdays from 8-11 am. More

    Time:
    8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Salt Pond Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    TALK: Chronicles From A Cape Codder

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    1 hour, 1/2 mile. Ranger Dana Eldridge shares stories from Cape Cod’s past. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM
    Location:
    Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham
    Fees:
    Free, Reservations Required
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    TOUR: Atwood Higgins House

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Take advantage of this unique opportunity to visit the interior and grounds of this authentic 18th century full-Cape house. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM
    Location:
    269 Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet
    Fees:
    Free, Reservations Required
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    TALK: Creature Feature

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Learn about the animals that call the park home. More

    Time:
    3:30 PM
    Location:
    Salt Pond Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    TOUR: Three Sisters Lighthouses

    Sunday, June 4, 2017

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors off the shore of Nauset Light Beach. More

    Time:
    5:00 PM
    Location:
    Nauset Light Beach Parking Lot
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    OPEN HOUSE: Captain Penniman House - A Whaling Family's Story

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Examine some of the hardships, adventures, and lifestyle of a whaling family as you browse this 1868 whaling captain’s home. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hill, Eastham
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    EVENT: Wampanoag Spring Cultural Festival

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Celebrate Wampanoag culture with members of the Aquinnah and Mashpee Wampanoag tribes as they demonstrate refined traditional skills, such as Native cuisine, coiled pottery, stone carving, weaving and wampum, and children’s games. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 12:30 PM,1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    FIRED UP! Castle Hill Kiln

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill will load its Highlands Center wood kiln and fire the works to 2300 degrees. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM
    Location:
    Highlands Center, Castle Hill Wood Kiln
    Fees:
    Free

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Phone:

(508) 255-3421

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