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Charming Cape Cod Villages EXPLORE CAPE COD TOWN-BY-TOWN
Straddling the the Cape Cod Canal the the town of of Bourne
is is made up of of of nine villages One Gray Ga- bles has the the distinction of of being the the rst summer White House where President Grover Cleveland enjoyed respites in in the the 1890s Bourne’s other villages include residential Mon- ument Beach Pocasset and Cataumet Cataumet home of the the the Cataumet Cataumet Arts Center Bournedale is nestled between the the the two bridges on the the the mainland side of the canal and and Buzzards Bay Bay is a a a a a a a a a a a a commercial center with views of Buttermilk Bay Bay and and an an an an active village association working to revitalize Main Street For recreation there’s the the the Cape Cod Canal Bike Path 8 miles of of paved path on on both sides of of the the the Canal that make for delightful cycling jogging
or or or walking right along the the the edge of the the the sparkling water Stop for a a a a a a a a a a a a picnic and watch the the the the the boats go by On the the the the banks of of the the the the Cape Cod Canal is Ap- tucxet Trading Post a a a a a a a a a a replica of of the the the the trading post built at at the the same site in in in 1627 by Pilgrims from Plymouth who traded with native Americans and Dutch settlers from New Amsterdam Scusset Beach State Reservation offers camping right on on on the Canal along with swimming shing and picnic areas Bourne
is also home to the the Massachusetts Mari- time time Academy the the nation’s oldest co-ed maritime college Mashpee
The only Cape town with a a a a a a a a a a Native American name name Mashpee
retains its heritage as as as home of the Mashpee
Wampanoag Tribe The town’s name name can likely be be be traced to to the the Massipees one of about 30 tribes in in the the the Wampanoag Federation who lived in in this area long before the the European settlers arrived The Indian Meeting House built in in 1684 on on Santuit Road and later moved to its present lo- cation on on Route 28 is still used by the tribe for meetings events and religious services It can be be viewed by appointment only call the the Tribal Coun- cil at 508-477-0208 On the the same site is an an ancient burial ground The town also has a a a a a a a a modern side embodied in Mashpee
Commons an an upscale village-style shop- ping center that incorporates apartments and stu- dio space for artists The Commons hosts concerts and other events making it it a a a a a community hub Falmouth
102 • July 2017 The Guidebook of Cape Cod The second largest town on on the Cape Falmouth

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