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Cape Cod National Seashore

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Visitors  4,426,750 (in 2014)
Established  August 7, 1961
Phone  +1 508-771-2144
Governing body  National Park Service
Management  National Park Service
Cape Cod National Seashore
Location  Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Nearest city  Barnstable, Massachusetts
Area  43,607.14 acres (176.4718 km)
Website  Cape Cod National Seashore
Address  99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA
Hours  Open today · 9AM–4:30PMWednesday9AM–4:30PMThursday9AM–4:30PMFriday9AM–4:30PMSaturday9AM–4:30PMSunday9AM–4:30PMMonday9AM–4:30PMTuesday9AM–4:30PM

Cape cod national seashore massachusetts

The Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), created on August 7, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, encompasses 43,607 acres (68.1 sq mi; 176.5 km2) on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. It includes ponds, woods and beachfront of the Atlantic coastal pine barrens ecoregion. The CCNS includes nearly 40 miles (64 km) of seashore along the Atlantic-facing eastern shore of Cape Cod, in the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans and Chatham. It is administered by the National Park Service.


A journey through the cape cod national seashore

Places of interestEdit

Notable sites encompassed by the CCNS include Marconi Station, site of the first two-way transatlantic radio transmission, and the Highlands Center for the Arts, formerly the North Truro Air Force Station. Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District is a 1,950-acre historic district containing dune shacks and the dune environment. The glacial erratic known as Doane Rock is also located in the park.

A former United States Coast Guard station on the ocean in Truro is now operated as a 42-bed youth hostel by Hostelling International USA.

There are several paved bike trails:

  • Nauset Bike Trail - Eastham
  • Head of the Meadow Trail - Truro
  • Province Lands Trails - Provincetown
  • Restoration effortsEdit

    As part of the NPS Centennial Initiative, the Herring River estuary will be restored to its natural state through removal of dikes and drains that date back to 1909.


    Cape Cod National Seashore Wikipedia

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