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Salt Pond Visitor Center

Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-255-3421
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The Best Place To Understand Cape Cod

The Cape Cod National Seashore was founded in 1961 by President Kennedy to protect the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017

An educational experience as well a well stocked book store. A children's touch and feel with sea... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Eastham, Massachusetts
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Popular replica of an Indian settlement.
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Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-255-3421
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Cape Cod National Seashore was founded in 1961 by President Kennedy to protect the beautiful beaches, dunes, and wildlife habitats of easternmost Cape Cod. It stretches from below the "elbow" of the Cape at Chatham and extends all along the outer Cape up to...More

1  Thank CHARLES G
Reviewed 8 November 2017

An educational experience as well a well stocked book store. A children's touch and feel with sea creatures, early American exhibit and

Thank vito915
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. We asked about best photo locations, and the staff gave very good advice.

Thank Clarke C
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This place is a "must" to begin your National Seashore visit. The staff is friendly and helpful. Pick up maps, trail information and a list of ranger-led activities and talks. There is a small museum, a gift shop and a marvelous view from the patio....More

1  Thank wbbcap
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We enjoyed our stop at the Salt Pond centre, where staff were very friendly and helpful. The videos are short but interesting, particularly the Sands of Cape Cod one which shows how the Cape came to be formed.

Thank DWVtravel
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The salt pond visitor center has to be on Everybody's todo list if they are visiting the cape cod area. we found the park officials to be very helpful and guide us in planning our day. there are a few short videos which help in...More

Thank Reji V
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The visitor centre is bright and modern, the staff are knowledgeable and helpful. The exhibits inside and out are interesting. The marsh trail is a scenic beauty. It is an easy walk and about half way there is a viewing area which gives you an...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This visitor center is the place to start your visit to our beautiful Cape Cod. First, go out on the patio in the back and look out over Salt Pond. First is Salt Pond. Beyond that you next see Nauset Marsh and then the outer...More

Thank jp1959
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a modern visitor center with lots of displays, as well as the usual gift shop and restrooms. From the Center there are numerous trails and we had a very enjoyable walk around the nearby lake where we saw lots of different wildlife.

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 26 September 2017

D youI live in Eastham and stop in frequently. Very nice and knowledgeable staff. Great free walks to sign up for. We love to do a beach fire on the full moon......but there are rules and you must obtain a permit here ahead of time,...More

Thank Elaine L
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24 January 2017|
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Response from Stacey Z | Reviewed this property |
There are definitely fish in the pond .. I know this because we walked through in our bare feet & they were everywhere. Never saw anyone fishing did see spots where it looked like people would of fished from. There are... More
23 October 2016|
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Response from Beverly H | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid that I have no idea. The National Seashore folks could let you know.
18 July 2015|
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Response from mtbme62 | Reviewed this property |
No - the ranger led program rents canoes. Other places DO rent kayaks (see responses). You need to call the Salt Pond Visitor Center to register first. They also provide the instruction about canoe safety, life vests... More