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A wonderful place for a day visit

The museum and walking trails really teach you about the area and the start of the Cape and Cape... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eastham, Massachusetts
Great Spot to Start your visit to the Cape Cod National Seashore

Want to know which beaches are great for children? Pet friendly? Where to spot local wildlife? The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ernie S
Orange County, California
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“small museum”(19 reviews)
Popular replica of an Indian settlement.
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Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum and walking trails really teach you about the area and the start of the Cape and Cape Cod National Seashore. The rangers and volunteers are always smiling and willing to talk. The bookstore has an abundance of materials if you want to increase...More

Thank CA H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to know which beaches are great for children? Pet friendly? Where to spot local wildlife? The best trails for biking? Not only is this visitors' center a great place to view the local scenic marshes, it is also the best place to get expert...More

Thank Ernie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice nostalgic bungalow where we stayed in 3 rooms. 494 Bethany Loop, Bethany where you can even play golf within the surroundings. Nearby were many good seafood restaurants, prices were reasonable.

Thank bert210853
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Into every life a little rain must fall...as was the afternoon we spent walking this trail. The views are good and the ecosystem varied. Like other cape trails, this is a mix of salt marsh, forest, dunes and beach. Good for birding and mammal watching,...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Salt Pond Visitor Center to pick up a trail map and found more like helpful park rangers, an interesting film about Cape Cod, a museum and gift shop. Happy to support our national parks!

1  Thank HJHM
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This visitor center is well worth investigating. They have an interesting, short movie presentation, lots of maps and brochures of things to do and a knowledgeable staff to assist with any questions.

Thank zandclank
Reviewed 18 May 2018

I'll second (And third, etc.) others' comments that this is a good place to get oriented to the area. The ranger also gave us an excellent recommendation to get a picnic lunch (Sam's Deli). There is also a wonderful hike that begins near the center...More

1  Thank lisatravels
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Nice visitor centre with informative displays and films. Walked trails to beach & pond and they are worth the time

Thank David282xyz
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Stopped by while driving around and wow what a treat, truly local flavor of Cape Cod here at the salt pond. Not to be missed of you could at all help it. worth the trip for sure.

Thank Dante-Donna
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is the best place for current information about the Cape Cod National Seashore. While you are there you can tour the museum which displays artifacts from the early days of the Seashore, learn about trails, see an informative video, sign up for a ranger...More

1  Thank rm8writes
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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 sunsetsbythesea | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea. Not a fisherperson and don't know rules. I do know that, in order to fish in MA, you need a license.
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