Cape Cod National Seashore


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Cape Cod National Seashore

Address:99 Marconi Site Rd
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Phone:508-349-3785
Fax:508-349-9052
Web: www.nps.gov/caco/
Size: 43,609 acres.
Established: Authorized on August 7, 1961; established on June 1, 1966.
Location:Within the 40-mile-long section between Chatham and Provincetown, Cape Cod. From Boston area, take Route 3 south to the Sagamore Bridge in Bourne. Follow US 6 eastward to Eastham and Provincetown. From Providence, RI, take I-95 north to I-195. Follow US 6 eastward.
Facilities:Six swimming beaches, picnic area, backcountry use permits, rest rooms (é), lodging, restaurant/snacks, off-road vehicle trail, bicycle trail, bathhouse, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, 11 self-guided nature trails. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hunting, ranger-guided tours.
Special Features:Ocean beaches, dunes, woodlands, freshwater ponds, and marshes make up this park on outer Cape Cod. A variety of historic structures are located within its boundaries, including lighthouses, a lifesaving station, numerous Cape Cod style houses, and Marconi's Wireless Station site.

See other parks in Massachusetts.
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The Highland Lighthouse is owned by the National Park Service as part of Cape Cod National Seashore and is located at 27 Highland Light Road in North Truro, Massachusetts.
In 1961, President Kennedy established the Cape Cod National Seashore and saved the place from becoming an endless smear of hotels, floaty-toy emporiums, and private estates.
The Kahler Award was presented to George Price, Suprintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore.
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The resort's location is perfect for nearby excursions to historic Plimouth Plantation, the breathtaking scenic beauty of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island, whale watching cruises and Cape Cod National Seashore.
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This presentation is part of an interdisciplinary unit that the History, English Language Arts, and Science departments have put together that will also include a weekend trip for students to the Cape Cod National Seashore in November.
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