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If you want to to visit Nantucket without driv- ing to to Hyannis Freedom Ferry launches from Saquatucket Harbor on Route 28 with free park- ing for day-trippers – a a a a a a a a a a handy alternative from the Lower Cape Brewster
Known for its sea captains’ homes along pretty Route 6A Brewster
is a a a a a a a a a a quiet town that retains its its quaint character in in spite of of growth In the heart of of town on on Route 6A is The Brew- ster
Store built in 1852 as as a a a a a a church church but only used as as such for a a a a a a a a few years Sit on on on one of the the old church church pews outside with your penny candy and and watch the the world go by In either direction along 6A are inns galleries and and shops with one retail hub at at Lemon Tree Vil- lage and and another at at Foster Square Brewster
is is home to to to the the the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History a a a a a a a a a a a a a a great place to to to to learn about the 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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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-
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