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Heritage Museums and Gardens: A Cape Cod Treasure for Over 50 Years

Visiting Heritage Museums and Gardens The Classic Automobile Museum at Heritage Museums and GardensHeritage Museums and Gardens is located on the shoulder of Cape Cod in Sandwich, Massachusetts, and its 100 acres of gardens have provided locals and visitors a place of...

Ultimate Guide to Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard

photo by ayphella, CC BY 2.0Whereas Oak Bluffs has the highest concentration of sights to see for the day-tripper, Edgartown is probably the most historic town on the island. It is one of the two original towns founded on Martha’s Vineyard along with Tisbury,...

Ultimate Guide to Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard

IntroductionOak Bluffs is the most heavily visited town on Martha’s Vineyard, especially so for day-trippers. Here one can spend the better part of a day enjoying the sights and history of the famous gingerbread cottages, lazing on white-sand beaches, and taking...

Breweries on Cape Cod: Finding the Perfect Beer

Whenever I travel, one of my favorite rituals is to find a restaurant or bar that serves the local brew on tap. If I can find a taproom where the beer is crafted on the premises - even better. Where I live on Cape Cod, there has been an explosion of craft breweries...
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Cape Cod Lighthouses – The Complete Guide

Lighthouses on Cape Cod have a storied history of guiding mariners across the cape’s jagged coastline and into safe harbor. From the days of the earliest explorers and colonial settlers, ships have wrecked along the hidden sandbars from Chatham to Provincetown at regular frequency. Along with the several manned lifesaving stations along the beaches, the lighthouses served to keep sailors alive, letting ship captains know their whereabouts as they traversed the perilous coastline prior to opening of the Cape Cod Canal in 1914.

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Visitors Guide to Sandwich, Cape Cod

Visitors Guide to Sandwich, Cape Cod

Just over the Sagamore Bridge on Cape Cod lies the town of Sandwich, known for its beaches along the shore of Cape Cod Bay, quaint town center that features a historic grist mill, and lazy drives along route 6A. Sandwich has always been one of my favorite Cape towns, with a great mix of raw, natural beauty alongside some great man-made luxuries. Whether you are embarking on a day-trip from the metro Boston area, or planning a week long vacation on Cape Cod, Sandwich may be just the town you are seeking.

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Visitor’s Guide to Mashpee, Cape Cod

When it comes to Cape Cod destinations, Mashpee is often overlooked. It’s not as large as some of the other Cape Cod towns, and only a fraction of the already limited waterfront is for public access. But I have a partiality for the place. After all, it is my adopted home town. While it may be smaller in scale, the amenities that lay within its borders alone can keep vacationers busy for several days of summer vacation. In this article, we talk about the outdoor activities that are available, as well as places to eat and drink, swim and catch some rays, and activities that will be fun for the entire family.

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Best of Falmouth, Cape Cod

Visitor’s Guide to Falmouth, Cape Cod

Falmouth is Upper Cape Cod’s largest town, with the largest coastline and the most activities to keep visitors engaged. During the day, vacationers can laze around on one of the sandy beaches or pedal along Vineyard Sound on the Shining Sea Bikeway. When evening comes, a vibrant restaurant scene takes care of your craving for New England seafood, ice cream, or specialty drinks.

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