View from Salt Pond

As the glaciers of the last Ice Age receded about 18,000 years ago, huge chunks of ice were left scattered across the landscape. When these ice blocks melted, they left depressions in the earth. Then as the Cape’s water table rose, numerous “kettle ponds” began to appear. Salt Pond was originally a freshwater kettle, but eventually the ocean broke through and formed a narrow channel connecting it to Nauset Marsh.

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