If Province Lands National Seashore in Provincetown is your first stop to get to know the Cape, you’ve chosen well. If you already are familiar with the Cape, a stop here will deepen your appreciation of the natural variety that fills this stunning ecosystem.
But first things first: Climb atop the observation deck for a 360-degree view of the outermost dunes and ocean. Second things second: the center offers informative exhibits on Cape history, local flora and fauna, and dune ecology, along with frequent short films. Organized summer activities include sunset campfires and storytelling, birding trips, dune tours, and a junior ranger hour for kids.
This part of the Cape Cod National Seashore includes Race Point Road near Route 6, Beech Forest Trailhead, Province Lands Visitor Center, and Race Point and Herring Cove beaches.
For a good, long jaunt, take off on eight miles of paved pathways, across open dunes, cranberry bogs, ponds, coves, sandy beaches, tidal flats, distant light houses and views of Provincetown, a lifesaving station, and more.
Whatever you do, don’t miss biking (or walking) around here. It’s glorious and will be a highlight of your trip.