Cape Cod National Seashore Offering Archaeology Program At Historic Cranberry Farm

Cape Cod to many is synonymous with cranberries. So it shouldn't be surprising that Cape Cod National Seashore is offering an archaeology program focused on a historic cranberry farm on the cape.

The program, set for October 7 at 10 a.m., is called “Up and Down at the Pamet Bog House and Bearberry Hill.” Leading the program will be seashore archaeologist Frederica Dimmick and park historian William Burke. They'll take you on a free, 1½-hour program that explores a once-flourishing cranberry farm area where archaeology has revealed information about early Native peoples’ use of the marsh, and the story of 19th and 20th century use of the Bog House.

During the trip you'll climb to the top of spectacular Bearberry Hill via a refurbished trail that highlights natural vegetative resources and offers views of the Atlantic Ocean and Ballston Beach, once a popular resort destination a century ago.

“The archeology and history of the Pamet area in Truro, coupled with the spectacular natural beauty of the place, make it a must-see destination at the seashore,” according to George Price, Superintendent of Cape Cod National Seashore.

For the tour, park at the trailhead parking lot at the end of North Pamet Road near the old Coast Guard Station. After parking, retrace your route by foot along the road to the Bog House driveway where the program will begin. Rain postpones this program until the following day, Thursday, October 8.