About Falmouth Cape Cod" Falmouth, Woods Hole is one of the Cape's oldest resort towns.The island of Martha's Vineyard is plainly visible from any harbor in Falmouth, being just a few miles across the Vineyard Sound. For this reason, the harbor is busy with ferry boats going back and forth. The historic village square is charming. Woods Hole, home of the world-famous Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, is a fun walk and has a slightly more bohemian flavor than the rest of Falmouth. Both these towns are a nice stay if you're interested in going to the Vineyard, beachgoing (there are many beaches in Falmouth), and prefer a more vibrant, busy place to stay.
History Falmouth was incorporated in 1694 and was named for its sister town in England. Bartholomew Gosnold, the man who named Cape Cod, sailed from Falmouth, England, in 1602 and landed upon these shores. Until incorporation, Falmouth was known by its Native American name of Succonessett which means"place where the black clam is found."Falmouth has the most shore and coastline of the Cape towns with 11 beautiful harbors. Martha's Vineyard, being only 5 miles away is in plain sight from shore. With its beautiful sea captains' homes restored as B&B's, fragrant gardens and old fashioned festivals, Falmouth is truly what is envisioned when one thinks of"Old Cape Cod."
Falmouth Heights Beach: Falmouth Heights Road to Grand Ave.
Chapoquoit Beach: Chapoquoit Road off Route 28A, West Falmouth
Megansett Beach: Country Road, off 28A, West Falmouth
Wood Neck: Sippesewissett Road, off Palmer Avenue from Route 28
Stoney Beach: North of Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole
About Mashpee Mashpee (including New Seabury and Popponesset) has a unique history, firmly rooted in its Native American Wampanoag background.It has experienced steady but sustainable growth over the past few years. With Popponesset Marketplace, Vineyard and Nantucket Sound beaches, several parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and the Boch Center for the Performing Arts, Mashpee has something for everyone. History Mashpee's history is firmly planted in its Native American background.In 1660, a seemingly civic-minded citizen, Richard Bourne, bought a tract of land and promptly set it aside for Native Americans. Known as the Mashpee Plantation, this was the first Reservation in the United States. It was Bourne's intent that this land be set aside for Native Americans to be their home "forever". What a short time forever is. The settlers decided that the Native Americans needed to learn about their god and become "civilized" and so on May 28, 1870, Mashpee was founded as a town. Beaches South Cape Beach, at the end of Great Oak Rd. from great Neck Rd. off the rotary. Fresh Water:Attaquin Park - Mashpee/Wakeby Pond, Lake Ave. John's Pond, Hooppole Rd.
About Sandwich Sandwich (inc. 1638) is Cape Cod's oldest, and one of its most picturesque towns.Located on the Upper Cape, it is convenient to attractions both on and off Cape. Its town center and surrounding areas contain numerous beautiful old homes, some of which have been converted to bed and breakfasts. Sandwich makes a perfect stay or stop for those interested in history, antiques (Historic Old Kings Highway, or Rte. 6A, begins here), architecture, or glassmaking , and/or those who prefer bayside, calmer beaches.
History Sandwich was incorporated on March 6, 1638, making it the oldest town on Cape Cod.Glassmaking was started in Sandwich by Deming Jarves in 1825. Sandwich is a town which retains the charm of yesterday and yet is very much in the 90's. Being only an hour from Boston it has become somewhat of a commuter town with many of its residents making the daily round-trip to Boston Beaches Town Neck Beach and Sandy Neck Beach. Fresh water:Wakeby Pond
About Barnstable & Hyannis Barnstable is comprised of seven villages, of which Hyannis is the largest.Hyannis is also the largest town and economic center of Cape Cod. Hyannis Harbor is bustling with activity--ferries to the islands, fishing and sailing charters, and the Kennedy Monument. Main Street is home to shops, restaurants, and a few nightclubs. Hyannis Port, home to the Kennedy Compound, is a quiet & residential part of Hyannis. Craigville Beach on the Nantucket Sound, popular with younger people, is in neighboring Centerville. Hyannis is a good choice for those who want to be centrally located and enjoy a bit of everything the Cape has to offer in an upbeat, popular location.
Barnstable is bucolic in comparison to Hyannis.Historic inns & antique stores line Rte 6A in this north side town, which is also home to Sandy Neck Beach and Barnstable Harbor on the Cape Cod Bay. Despite its quaint appearance, Barnstable is close to the myriad of activities and conveniences offered by Hyannis. If you want to stay in a smaller type inn or bed & breakfast, enjoy the calmer waters of bayside beaches, take a day trip to Nantucket, and play a round of kitchy miniature golf, Barnstable, with its proximity to Hyannis, is a good destination for you.
History Incorporated on March 5, 1638, Barnstable was first settled as an agricultural community by the Reverends Hull and Lothrop from the North Shore. For several generations it remained this way until some seafaring citizens settled in and industry became sea- oriented.
Today the village of Hyannis is the hub of Cape Cod. Having the necessities of life for the year-rounder and a variety of activities for the summer tourist, everyone has to go to Hyannis at one time or another.
Mid Cape Yarmouth Yarmouth incorporated in 1639, is located in the mid-Cape area, about 65 miles southwest of Provincetown and 23 miles east of the Cape Cod Canal. It is one of those Cape towns that extend from Cape Cod Bay on the north across the peninsula south to Nantucket Sound. The most striking physical features of the town are the result of glaciations; the low round hills on the north side of town were created by the leading edge of the glacier as it pushed the land before it. The flat sandy terrain of the southern part of town is the apron of material that was washed out from the glacial ice. Yarmouth is a member of the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District and has five public schools located in the town. At a college level, the Cape Cod Community College offers enrollment in its full-time two year programs as well as in its continuing education program. There are three libraries within the town. Keeping pace with the growth on Cape Cod is the growth of professional and community music, art, dance and theater groups, some of them located in Yarmouth. The community enjoys a variety of recreational programs as well as the town's fifteen public saltwater beaches, five freshwater beaches and two municipal golf courses.
Dennis Dennis, named an All American Town in 1978, combines its traditional New England heritage with modern day conveniences. The villages of East Dennis, Dennis and South Dennis feature scenic historic districts hailing back to whaling days, while tranquil tree-lined streets meander through Dennisport and West Dennis. Sixteen inviting beaches lie on the warm waters of Nantucket Sound to the south and on the crisp refreshing waters of Cape Cod Bay to the north. Numerous recreation trails offer healthful relaxation, and well developed business districts throughout the villages provide ample goods and services. Residents of Dennis feel a sense of pride in their home by the sea. The quiet little town, incorporated in 1793, was named for Josiah Dennis, a favorite minister. The town was involved in the maritime activities of the 1800's and was full of the amazing tales of clipper ship adventures. As the twentieth century approached and the glory days of sea captains faded, Dennis residents turned to commercial fishing and land-based industries. Dennis comes into its own during the summer months, with special events every week. Home to the nation's oldest summer theater, the Cape Playhouse, Dennis offers varied summer activities, arts and craft shows, concerts on the village green and Dennis Festival Days, held in August, which celebrate the friendly heritage of this All American New England town.
Harwich The Town of Harwich is a resort and residential community located on the south side of the Cape peninsula, with an extensive shoreline on Nantucket Sound. Harwich is about 12 miles from Hyannis, 70 miles east of Fall River, 82 miles southeast of Boston, and 260 miles from New York City.reline on Nantucket Sound. It was settled around 1665, and incorporated in 1694. Brewster
Brewster is an historic sea captains' town located on the bay side of Cape Cod. Established in 1803, the town encompasses approximately twenty three square miles, including over 325 acres of beach and marshlands, with 24 ponds larger than 10 acres in size. Brewster has taken action to protect the town's historic character by establishing sign codes and site plan review by-laws and is in the process of updating its comprehensive plan. In 1985, the town took steps to protect its open space and water quality by purchasing close to 700 acres of land. Currently, over one-third of Brewster's land has been retained for conservation, open space, recreation and watershed protection. Consequently, Brewster boasts award-winning drinking water and two nationally acclaimed 18-hole golf courses among other recreation sites. Nickerson State Park contains 400 acres of trails for biking and hiking, camping areas, and freshwater ponds for swimming, fishing and boating. Brewster has over 15 bed and breakfast inns and over 30 art galleries, craft shops and antique shops, most of which are along historic Route 6A, the old "King's Highway". Brewster's current year-round population of about 8,400 grows to about 20,000 in the summer season as visitors come to sample the diversions of the town. Chatham one of the older townships of Cape Cod, was settled in 1656 by a handful of Pilgrims, whose surnames still dominate the town's census list. The town was incorporated in 1712. Originally a farming community, its inhabitants found deep sea fishing more lucrative, and today small boat deep sea fishing is an important source of the town's revenue. Covering an area of approximately seventeen square miles, Chatham is a happy combination of past and present: old fashioned and picturesque, yet affording the best in modern facilities. The town operates under the town meeting form of government. The executive officers are a board of five part-time selectmen and an executive secretary. Once a year, the citizens meet to discuss articles in a town warrant and pass or reject them. Most funds spent by the town are voted at this meeting. The citizens of Chatham enjoy the special benefits of forward-looking zoning and current planning, and of both public and private conservation efforts. Warm summer days with cool summer nights, beautiful warm indian summers, and relatively mild winters make Chatham a comfortable place in which to live year-round or vacation.
Orleans The Town of Orleans, incorporated in 1797, is a resort community on the outer Cape whose European history begins in 1642 with the first permanent settlement established by Nicholas Snow and his family. Small businesses like the Mayo Duck Farm that produced 50,000 ducklings in 1918 were welcomed by the town, but the major modern change in Orleans was spurred by the impact of summer development. This resort home development, which accelerated between 1915 and 1940 and still continues, has had the greatest effect on the town and in turn has supported increasing commercial development along Route 6. At the elbow of Cape Cod. Bordered by Eastham on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Chatham and Harwich on the south, and Brewster and Cape Cod Bay on the west. Orleans is about 22 miles from Hyannis; 88 miles southeast of Boston; 93 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 270 miles from New York City.
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