Cape Cod National Seashore

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.

Congress Slashes $101 Million From National Park Service Budget. More To Come?

One-thirteenth of 1 percent of the federal budget gets you funding for the entire National Park System and the agency that oversees it. Yet that miniscule sliver hasn't stopped Congress from eyeing the National Park Service for cuts to help rein-in the federal deficit.

Return of Piping Plovers Means Restrictions on Kites, Dogs at Cape Cod National Seashore

Dogs and kite-flying are being restricted at some Cape Cod National Seashore beaches due to the annual arrival of piping plovers in search of breeding grounds.

Cape Cod National Seashore Updates Exhibits at Salt Pond Visitor Center

Some new exhibits have been added to the Salt Pond Visitor Center at Cape Cod National Seashore. One examines the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and how it impacts the national seashore, while the other explores the tribes that lived on the cape.

Friends of Cape Cod National Seashore Needs Your Help To Refurbish Old Harbor Life-Saving Station

Character and sense of place often can be found within a national park's cultural resources. But if those resources are historic, they can be in danger of vanishing without proper attention. At Cape Cod National Seashore, the friends group is seeing that a turn-of-the-20th-century life-saving station is getting that attention.

National Park Mystery Photo 32 Revealed: One of Three In a Row

The recent haste in which readers have been solving the Traveler's Mystery Photos prompted us to go to extremes this time around and use a more tightly cropped photo.

Cape Cod National Seashore Offering Special Programs For February School Vacation

If you live on or near Cape Cod and are wondering how to keep your children occupied during the upcoming February break, the folks at Cape Cod National Seashore have a week-long series of activities to help you out.

Cape Cod National Seashore Turns 50 This Year

It was 50 years ago that, in a move one newspaper ventured could rightly be called "the finest victory ever recorded for the cause of conservation in New England," that President John F. Kennedy created Cape Cod National Seashore.

Moving From Fall Towards Winter In the National Parks

The transition from fall to winter is harsher than the ones from spring to summer or summer to fall. The signs practically assault your senses. And yet, the transition can be much too quick.

Interior Secretary Signs Cape Wind Project Lease, Stresses Need for U.S. to Be Energy Independent

Stressing the need for energy independence and technological progress, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has signed a lease that will allow 130 wind turbines to be rooted in Nantucket Sound.

More National Parks Brace for Hurricane Earl

As Hurricane Earl assails the Outer Banks parks, producing damaging winds, rough surf, overwash, and beach erosion, Cape Cod National Seashore and other coastal parks in the Middle Atlantic and New England regions get ready for the powerful storm's arrival.

Biking Along Moors Road in Cape Cod National Seashore To Become A bit Safer

A two-mile section of winding road in Cape Cod National Seashore will gain some improvements that will make it safer for bicyclists...and motorists, as well.

Great White Shark Reported At Cape Cod National Seashore

Marine biologists are trying to determine whether a shark spotted at Cape Cod National Seashore was a great white.

Cape Cod National Seashore to Celebrate Summer With Free Concert, "The Shore Thing"

Call it a serenade to summer, but next Tuesday a free concert celebrating the "life and nature on Cape Cod" will be performed at the Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown.

Pocket Guides Help Explain The Nature You See in National Parks

A series of inexpensive folding pocket guides can help you easily identify some of the nature you see in national parks.

Learn About Restoration of Herring River at Cape Cod National Seashore

For more than a century the Herring River, which flows through Cape Cod National Seashore, has struggled ecologically due to a dike built to keep mosquitoes from breeding in the surrounding salt water marsh. Now a collaborative effort is under way to restore the ecosystem.
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Mark Your Calendars: Cape Cod National Seashore Celebrates "Highlands Fest" July 10

Mid-July travelers to Cape Cod National Seashore should consider attending the Highlands Fest: Reflections of the Coast, a festival that melds art, education, science, and volunteerism.

Let's Stay Safe In the National Parks This Summer, Okay?

Summer's arrival and the height of the vacation season is filling the National Park System with folks and families looking to relax, kick back, and enjoy being together in fabulous settings. Let's just not forget to be safe out there, though.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Dispute Places Birds, Turtles, and Humans on Small Strip of Sand

A diminutive shorebird and a string of villages both dependent on the same necklace of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina are being pinched in a precarious setting that demonstrates the folly of trying to control nature.

More Controversy Tied to Religion and Wind Energy Likely To Surface Around the National Park System

More controversy likely is in the offing for decisions affecting landscapes in the National Park System. One settles a long-standing dispute over religious symbols on public lands, the other wind farms.
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