|A family canoes through Provincetown's wetlands.|
Each summer a wide variety of activities led by park rangers both educate and entertain thousands of visitors to Provincetown shores.
Here's a link to the National Park Service website, with a tremendous amount of information about park resources on Cape Cod. Here's a link to ranger-led activities on the outer cape for August, 2014. Also, the Old Harbor Lifesaving Station will be open daily from 2 PM until 4 PM, offering an open house, and the chance to get inside this historic building and see how those brave men who manned these lifesaving stations lived.
The U S Lifesaving Service was founded in 1871 in response to thousands of shipwrecks on American shores. In those days a shipwreck could occur as often as two or three times a month anywhere along the shoreline of Cape Cod. There's a re-enactment of the breeches buoy rescue drills on the grounds of the Old Harbor Lifesaving Station on Thursday evenings, and a variety of ranger-led hikes and other regular activities are available. Check the schedules and get out and enjoy the resources of the national park that surrounds Provincetown.