Dune break

Dune breach in the wake of tropical storm from Dorian, September 7, 2019. Photo by Ann T.

New date for the Sand Sculpture Contest

Summer concert at the Barn

Open Mic Night at the Barn

NHA Environmental Committee Updates

Orleans awarded $27k from State to Improve Climate Change Resilience at Nauset Beach

July 4th North Spit ORV Access & Fireworks

Nauset Estuary Now Open to Shellfishing

Nauset Estuary Closed to Shellfishing

Nauset Spit Update

Current status of the Nauset Spit as of August 22, 2015.

Beach bonfire 2015

Sand Sculpture Contest 2015

Centennial Birthday Party

NHA Centennial Birthday Party

The Nauset Heights Association Centennial Birthday Party is coming on Saturday, July 25th. The registration form is now available.

Nauset Heights Book Celebrates the Centennial Anniversary

The Barnacles Barn Show July 4th

The Barnacles are playing on of their famous Barn Shows on Saturday, July 4th. The show is open to all families and guests. If you live on the Heights, please walk or get dropped off as parking is limited. The Barn is open at 7pm, music starts at 8:30pm. BYOB!

Video of a Nauset Winter

Winter Pictures

New BeachCam

Coyote Roaming The Heights

Barn Party with Henry Dunham and Friends

Spit Closed from Area #3 to End

New Book About the Attack on Orleans

Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod will be available in mid-June, to coincide with the centennial of the First World War later this summer. The book tells the true story about the only attack on American soil during the First World War in which a German U-boat fired on an unarmed tugboat and barges off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts . Some of the U-boats shells landed on shore, which makes this little-known event significant.

First Storm of 2014

The winter storm that came through Nauset Heights on Jan 2nd and 3rd of 2014

Public Hearing Nauset Spit ORV Access for 2014

The Orleans Board of Selectmen/Park Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Nauset Meeting Room at Town Hall to discuss off-road vehicle (ORV) access to Nauset Spit.

Orleans Citizen Alert: DEA Drug take back day

Live Music by Henry Dunham and friends

Saturday, September 28th 7:00 PM, 4 Standish Rd, Nauset Heights Come celebrate this new season with great music on Saturday Night at Nauset Height’s most barnacled musical establishment - “The Barn” at 4 Standish Rd, Orleans. Music by Henry Dunham and friends. All are welcome. Live music begins at 7 PM. BYOB. For more details contact Henry Dunham at (857) 212-2310.

Lawn Party 2013

Tennis Tournament 2013

Sand Sculpture Contest 2013

North Spit Re-Opens Slightly

Spit Closed to ORV Traffic

Callanan's Pass Maintenance May 8th

Town Reopens Spit to ORVs

Town Closes Spit to ORVs

Nemo Causes Power Outage

Hurricane Sandy Updates

Bald Eagle Rehabilitated and Released

Big Cat Spotted on Heights

Bear Sightings in Nauset Heights

Shellfish Areas Reopen

ORV Access Open to Inlet April 18, 2012

The spit is open to vehicle traffic, but only with a 2012/2013 ORV pass.

Shellfish Areas Temporarily Closed

Shellfish areas closed because of "red tide".

Hurricane Irene Misses Orleans

Hurricane Irene, downgraded to a tropical storm as of 9am this morning, is passing through Western Massachusetts and leaving much of the Cape with some increased wind and no rain. While the storm isn't finished, it's clearing on it way out, and damage to the Orleans area should be minimal except for trees. Click the title of this article for updates.

ORV Spit Fully Open Aug 18, 2011

Effective August 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. the Nauset Spit is open the whole length to the Nauset Inlet. A valid Orleans Resident Off Road Vehicle Sticker is required to drive on Nauset Spit. Enjoy your time on the beach. For updated information please visit www.town.orleans.ma.us

ORV Spit Partial Closing July 22, 2011

Current conditions in regards to Off Road Vehicle Travel on Off Road Vehicle Trails on Nauset Spit North of the Nauset Beach Parking lot. Effective July 22, 2011 the last 1.2 miles of Nauset Spit will be closed to Off Road Vehicle travel. Approximately 1 mile will remain open to vehicle travel.

Car break-ins over July 4th weekend

The Orleans Police have issued a warning regarding two car break-ins over the July 4th weekend. They ask that residents be on the lookout, and report anything suspicious to them.

Pedestrian Notice for Nauset Spit June 29, 2011

The pedestrian walkway that goes from the base of the Nauset Heights Association stairs to the front beach is closed to pedestrian traffic until further notice, due to Piping Plovers nesting close to the present walkway.

Approval for Storm Water Drain System at Priscilla Town Landing

The Nauset Heights Association’s Environmental Committee, lead by Bill Dunham, is pleased to announce that a Storm Water Drain System at Priscilla Town Landing has been approved and is immediately moving forward.

ORV South Trails Update June 2, 2011

From the Town: We currently have three active piping plover nests in the Pochet Washover areas just South of the Nauset Beach Parking Lot. The eggs in the nest was due to hatch on May 30 when it was last checked at 1:00 p.m. today June 2.

ORV update May 27, 2011

From the town: On the North End of Nauset Beach (Nauset Spit) travel is for ORV's which have the current 2011 Orleans Resident Off Road Vehicle Sticker. There is a section of beach just North of Callanans pass which may be impassable at some high tides. The beach is very soft so you should drop your tire pressure to 15 p.s.i. Vehicle traffic is currently open to Nauset Inlet.

VIllage Market Set to Reopen

The Village Market is set to reopen this May 25th as Nauset Farms. The new owners also own The Last Stop on Main Street.

2011 Beach Sticker Renewal

The Town of Orleans is allowing applications and renewals for OVR stickers for the 2011 season. The entire application can be done by postal mail, and the details can be found on the town's web site http://orleansma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/OrleansMA_Parks/orv

Our New Look

We've been working hard during the winter on the redesign of this web site in the hope that it will provide a better experience for our community.

Mooring Permits Due By March 31st

The Village Market Closes

Orleans WInds Make National News

Police Warn of Chimney Sweep Scam

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