Cape Cod National Seashore

Reader Participation Day: Which National Park Destination Would You Prefer This Fall?

Tell us, Travelers, where would you prefer to spend your fall vacation in the National Park System?

The Plight Of The Plover At Cape Cod National Seashore

Spotting piping plover nests, eggs, and even fledglings on a sandy beach can be difficult to do, as Theresa Conn discovered during her summer with the Student Conservation Association. That's why it's so important to protect the threatened shorebirds.

Oceanview Cottage On Cape Cod National Seashore Can Be Yours For August Or September

If you've long wanted to spend a month in a cottage on Cape Cod National Seashore with expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean, your opportunity just might be here if you're free in August or September.

Around The Park System: Bike Shuttles At Cape Cod National Seashore, Fire Worries In The Rockies, And More

Here's a quick blast of news from around the National Park System.

Sinking Of Titanic, Role of Marconi Wireless Station In Rescue Cross Paths At Cape Cod National Seashore

The RMS Titanic and the Marconi wireless station on Cape Cod crossed paths a century ago on a dark day for history. At Cape Cod National Seashore, where the site of that wireless station remains, the sinking of the Titanic will be commemorated during a weeklong affair.

Peaked Hill Bars Dune Shacks At Cape Cod National Seashore Added To Register of Historic Places

A collection of artists' shacks set in the dunes of Cape Cod National Seashore has been added to the National Register of Historic Places following two years of study.
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Weaving together narratives from more than a century ago, Nathaniel Philbrick tells the backstory of Moby Dick, a story that spins out from a real case of a sperm whale attacking an early 19th century whaleship.

National Park Foundation Program Addresses Transportation Issues In National Parks

National parks often are the setting for some incredible traffic issues, be they related to "bison jams," lack of parking, or simply high visitation. To help parks find solutions to some of these problems, the National Park Foundation has offered a program that places transportation experts in the parks to brainstorm solutions.

Millions Of Dollars Heading To National Parks For Road, Multiple-Use Trail Improvements

Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Dozens Of Dolphins Strand Themselves On Cape Cod

One of the largest cases of dolphin strandings recently occurred on Cape Cod, with nearly 60 common dolphins coming ashore on the backside of Cape Cod National Seashore and prompting an ambitious rescue effort by teh International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Being On The Coast, Shipwrecks Should Come As No Surprise To Acadia National Park Visitors

Acadia National Park is surrounded by water and much of its history and resources relate to its maritime location. It should be no surprise, then, that there are many shipwrecks in the waters around the park.

House GOP Expected To Resume Push To Exempt Border Patrol From Environmental Laws Across National Parks

When Congress returns to Washington later this month, watch for Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee to resume a push to exempt the Border Patrol from a wide variety of environmental and National Park Service regulations.

Birding in the National Parks: Chasing The Snowy Owl

The United States has been invaded. None of the presidential candidates are talking about it and I haven’t even seen it mentioned on the national news reports yet. Birders, however, are well aware of this invasion and we welcome our new owl overlords.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Whales At Cape Cod National Seashore

Far and away, most people who want to see whales at Cape Cod National Seashore go looking during the warm summer months. But, according to seashore officials, the winter months can offer glimpses of these leviathans as well.

Legislation Could Force Bicycles Off Roads In Some National Parks

Serious road cyclists do not often dally about when they're out for a ride, instead preferring to dance on the pedals at speeds of 20 mph and more. While they can easily do that on many National Park System roads, legislation pending in Congress could force them onto paved paths now enjoyed by walkers, folks with strollers, those in wheelchairs, and others not zooming along.

Are Cape Cod National Seashore Dune Shacks Historical, Or Trash?

Can a 19-year-old shack be historically significant? That's a question pitting the National Park Service against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts over the fate of six "cottages" Cape Cod National Seashore officials want to demolish.

Fine Art, Crafts, Writings On Display At Cape Cod National Seashore

As Cape Cod National Seashore nears the end of its 50th anniversary year, visitors to the seashore will be able to enjoy an exhibit of arts, crafts, and writings inspired by Cape Cod.

Cape Cod National Seashore, Acadia National Park Closing With Hurricane Irene On The Way

Though Hurricane Irene was hundreds of miles away, officials at Cape Cod National Seashore and Acadia National Park were getting for the lady's arrival, closing down facilities and urging visitors to be careful.

East Coast National Park Units Bracing For Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene continues plodding towards the Eastern Seaboard, units of the National Park System up and down the coast are preparing for the storm.

Cape Cod National Seashore Featured On New "American Treasures" Stamp From The Postal Service

An iconic scene of summer -- sailing off the shores of Cape Cod National Seashore -- has been immortalized in the latest addition to the Postal Service's American Treasures stamp series.

At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Birds, Turtles, And Humans Have Created An Air of Controversy

A dispute over birds, turtles, and humans has filled the air over Cape Hatteras National Seashore with controversy, and has drawn into question the very purpose of the national seashores and the mission of the National Park Service.

Celebrate National Park Lighthouses On August 7, National Lighthouse Day

It's been nearly 225 years since Congress called for lighthouses "beacons, buoys and public piers" to be built for the safety of the public and seafarers. You can celebrate that occasion, which fell August 7, 1789, by visiting one of the many lighthouses across the National Park System.

Chimani's Library Of National Park Apps Continues To Grow

Chimani continues to grow its library of national park apps for iPhones and Droids.

Archeology Talks and Programs Offered at Three Parks Coast to Coast

If you're interested in archeology, three parks are offering a variety of talks and activities this summer that literally cover the subject from coast to coast.

Chimani Adds Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Its Library of National Park Phone Apps

Add Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the number of national park apps Chimani has in its growing library.

National Park Quiz 95: National Seashores

Take this quiz and see whether your knowledge of the national seashores is up to speed. Answers are at the end. Don't peek.

Take Traveler With You On Your Next National Park Trip

Leaving your laptop or desktop computer behind when you head to a national park doesn't mean you have to leave the Traveler behind, too. Through an exclusive agreement with Chimani, LLC you can now subscribe to the Traveler's feed on your iPhone.

"State of Birds" Report Points To Value of National Parks, Other Public Lands For Birds

The Interior Department's 2011 "State of the Birds" report focuses on the importance that national parks, and other public landscapes, provide for hundreds of bird species.

Scrimshaw Artworks Stolen From Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center

Two valuable pieces of scrimshaw that had been on display at the Salt Pond Visitor Center of Cape Cod National Seashore have been stolen from a locked display case.

Nominate A National Seashore "Hero" For The "Ocean Heroes Contest"

Seen any heroes down at the beach lately? The folks at Oceana, a non-profit that works to protects oceans, are looking for some heros.
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