Closed to ORV activity earlier this month due to the presence of piping plovers, the Town of Dennis has temporarily reopened Chapin Beach for intermittent ORV (off-road vehicle) access.
The popular bay beach is once again open to 4-wheelers based on the tides as the plovers re-nest. A low tide access calendar is available on the town's website here.
2013 ORV access stickers are available from the Department of Natural Resources on Route 134 in South Dennis between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Your vehicle registration is required as is a current tax bill or utility bill for Dennis residents. Resident stickers are $100, non-resident stickers are $200.
See ORV access information here. Any future closures will be added to the town's website.
Editor's note: This story originally indicated that plovers have fledged. No plovers have fledged as no plovers have yet to hatch.