ORV access reopens at Chapin Beach in Dennis

Intermittent access now available to those with proper permits
Off-road vehicles are now allowed back at Chapin Beach. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

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.

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