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Natural History a a a a a a a a a a a a a great place to to to learn about the area’s natural heritage and how to to to protect it it it After seeing the the the exhibits take the the the trail across the the the marsh out to to Wing Island a a a a a a a beautiful walk On the the other end of town is Nickerson State Park a a a a a a a a a a 1 780-acre preserve with with camping hiking trails trails and and bike trails trails that connect with with the Cape Cod Rail Trail Flax Pond Pond Pond and and and and Cliff Pond Pond Pond are great for swimming and and and kayaking and and and Higgins Pond Pond Pond is is a a a a a a a a a a a a a a bird-watcher’s paradise The state park also owns land across 6A on Cape Cod Bay and and those holdings include the historic 1888 Crosby Mansion open for tours in in in summer Brewster has some of the prettiest bay beaches with ats that stretch for miles at at at at low tide It also has a a a a a a number of freshwater ponds Chatham
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Eastham Once lled with asparagus elds and still famed
for its turnips Eastham is best known as as as as the the gate- way to to to the the the Cape Cod National Seashore which comprises a a a a a a a a a a third of the the the town It’s home to to to two gorgeous National Seashore beaches on on the the Atlan- tic Ocean: Coast Guard Beach Beach and Nauset Nauset Light Light Beach Beach where historic Nauset Nauset Light Light still ashes its signature red
and and white beams across the beach and beyond Stop at the the the Windmill Green where the the the historic windmill is is open for tours in in in summer From there Samoset Road leads to to First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Bay scene of the May ower explorers’ rst contact with natives in 1620 This is is a a a a a a a a a a popular beach but there’s plenty of room park at at the the the the end near the the the the the the river and and nd nd nd nd a a a a a a a a a a a a a peaceful spot on on the the the the the the sand Farther up Route 6 the the the the Cape Cod National Sea- shore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center has interesting ex- hibits on on Cape natural history and beautiful trails plus a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a bike path to to Coast Guard Beach Another National Seashore area with pretty walking trails is is Fort Hill south of Salt Pond on on on Route 6 and is is well marked Well Well eet Known as “the gallery town ” Well Well eet eet is full of art galleries along with interesting and fun fun shops While gallery-hopping in in in in in Well eet is is fun fun any
day day of of the week Saturday in in in in in summer is is of of cially Gallery Night with opening receptions 6-8pm in in in in just about every gallery – a a a a good excuse to to pop into venues you’ve never seen One Main Main Street attraction is the the clock in in in the the steeple of First Congregational Church on on on on on Main Main Street the the only town clock in the the world that strikes on on on ship’s time Best Appetizer Fish
Happy Hour 3-5:30 pm Tacos
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Wine Cocktails
Local Local Local Seafood • Local Local Local Beer
Local Local Art Lunch Dinner & Market from 11:30am
Dine inside or or or outside on the patio or or or call ahead for take-out
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