Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore

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10 Great Kids Activities at National Parks

March 9, 2012, 2:34 pm
Whether it is this weekend or any weekend, America’s national parks offer endless activities the whole family can enjoy. Here are ten fun-packed national park adventures for kids and families: Acadia National Park, Maine Sea-life bingo keeps youngsters excited tallying green sea urchins, orange sea stars, and other curious marine creatures that reside ...

Cape Cod National Seashore: Celebrating 50 Years

August 23, 2011, 7:09 am
Many are surprised to learn that much of Cape Cod, one of America’s favorite summer retreats, is managed by the National Park Service as Cape Cod National Seashore. Cape Cod is a large peninsula extending 60 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from the eastern edge of Massachusetts. Located on the ...

Species Spotlight: Piping Plover

July 28, 2011, 10:01 am
By Naomi Legros Piping plovers are a North-American shorebird that breed on beaches along the Atlantic Coast of the United States and in Canada, usually away from water, near very little grass and basically no other vegetation. The birds spend their winters in the West Indies and the southern parts ...

Timeline of the Creation of Cape Cod National Seashore

February 1, 2011, 7:44 am
TIMELINE: How it happened Later 1930s: National Park Service’s Civilian Conservation Corps obtains funding for a study of possible public Seashores along the coasts. 1939: A National Park Service consultant undertakes a preliminary investigation of a possible National Seashore from Duxbury to the tip of the Cape. 1943: Due to World War ...

Explore Cape’s National Park on foot

July 26, 2010, 7:25 am
Cape Cod National Seashore is one of this peninsula’s greatest natural treasures. Created in 1961 by Cape Cod’s favorite son, President John F. Kennedy, the park encompasses 40 miles of shoreline and 46,000 acres primarily throughout the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham and parts of shoreline in Orleans, and ...

Bacteria close national park beach to swimmers

August 27, 2009, 7:48 am
PROVINCETOWN — Cape Cod National Seashore rangers closed the lifeguard-patrolled area of Race Point Beach to swimming yesterday because of high bacteria levels.Seashore officials don't know the cause of the high bacteria levels, according to Chief Ranger Bob Grant. Water quality is sampled weekly at the beach during the ...