Famous for its windswept beaches and spectacular views, Cape Cod National Seashore offers a quintessentially New England experience, from Nauset Lighthouse to the seaside cottages that nestle among the dunes. The park’s 43,000 acres make up most of the curving peninsula between Chatham and Provincetown, featuring barrier islands, pine and oak forests, wild cranberry bogs, kettle ponds, tidal flats, and historic structures from the area's long maritime history.
"A man may stand there and put all America behind him." Henry David Thoreau My parents and I began traveling to North Truro, MA and camping on Cape Cod before and immediately following the sea shore's protection by a National Seashore designation. It was an amazing place for a girl…
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