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Cape Cod National Seashore

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
— Henry David Thoreau
Miles of Paradise
Step into the serenity of the Outer Cape. Listen to the crashing waves and be at one with Mother Nature.
Visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore can explore Henry David Thoreau's famous route as he traced the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts.

Located on the outer portion of the Cape Cod peninsula, which extends 60 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod National Seashore has long inspired wonder among those who value nature. From the striking heights of the coastal bluffs to the serenity of a forested pond, it’s easy to understand why so many become enamored with the natural beauty of this place.

With 40 miles of pristine beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands, visitors can enjoy swimming, walking, biking, and many more outdoor activities. For the more experienced naturalist, the coast, wetlands, and woods offer a variety of ecosystems to explore. The lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod’s past and its legacy in the modern age.

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