Cape Cod National Seashore

IUCN Category V - Protected Landscape / Seascape


The Cape Cod National Seashore ( CCNS ) is one of twelve U.S. National Seashores. It consists of 176 km ² ponds, forest and beach on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The CCNS includes nearly 60 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean to the directed area of ​​Cape Cod in the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans and Chatham.

The park was established on 7 August 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. The CCNS is managed by the National Park Service, for the protection of nature and landscape and for tourist use.

Notable locations surrounded by the CCNS include Marconi Wireless Station Site (41 ° 53'30 "N, 69 ° 57'48 " W ) 41.891630418889-69.96335707527813, the site of the first transatlantic radio transmission and the Highlands Center for the Arts, formerly the North Truro Air Force Station. The boulder rock Doane (41 ° 50'40 "N, 69 ° 57'28 " W ) 41.844422363889-69.95781833333315 is also on the field.

As part of the NPS Centennial Initiative, the mouth of the Herring River is renatured by removal of dikes and drainage canals from 1909 back to 2016.