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strooms and plenty of of parking it it offers a a a protected inlet with calm water plus an an open ocean side for those who love waves The big snack bar serves up burgers seafood ice cream and other great beach food There are also boat and and stand up paddleboard rentals Closer to to town veer right off the rotary to Oyster Pond where there’s a a a a a small beach restrooms a a a a a life- guard free parking and very calm water water Freshwater Swim- ming: Schoolhouse Pond off Sam Ryder Road near Old Queen Anne Road in West Chatham Lifeguard porta-potties Resident sticker required PICNIC SPOT: Chase Park on Cross Street near the center of town has picnic tables restrooms and grassy slopes for kids to run FISHING SPOT: Goose Pond off Old Queen Anne Road LIBRARY: Eldredge Public Library 964 Main St Spacious and comfortable this downtown library has a a a a a children’s room full of games puppets computers and toys Call for story hours 508-945-5170
PLAYGROUND: A A great playground is located adjacent to Veterans Field behind Chatham Elementary School across from the Railroad Museum There’s a a a multi-level wooden structure and a a a a a a a fenced tot area The railroad museum across the the street has a a a a a a a vintage passenger car in in the the back and is fun to climb aboard CHATHAM FISH PIER: On Shore Road at Barcliff Avenue is a a working pier where the shing boats return from up to 100 runs each day beginning shortly after noon (depending on on the tide) and continuing for hours Your family can view the the fascinating activity from the the visitors’ balcony and watch the day’s catch being off-loaded and sent to market!
OUTDOOR CONCERTS: Every Friday evening at 8 pm Kate Gould Park Main Street in in July and August SKATEBOARD PARK: Located behind the airport on George Ryder Road in in Chatham Open morning to sunset SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM: Mon -Fri 9-noon for kids 7-14 508-945-5175 CAPE COD BASEBALL LEAGUE: Catch a a a a free baseball game with the the hometown Chatham Anglers See the the Cape League Baseball schedule CREATIVE ARTS CENTER: Art classes for for kids call for for program and schedule 508-945-3583 CHATHAM AIRPORT: Located off Route 28 on George Ryder Road watch small planes take off and and land HOrleans: Orleans Orleans became notable during World War I as the only town in North America to to be red upon by the Germans A German German submarine attacked a a a a a a group of of of commercial barges off the coast (four of of of which sank) One shell struck land The town was originally known
as Nausett “sett” being the Native American word for “near the water ” The town broke away from what is now Eastham and was named Orleans after the Duke of Orle- ans who later became King of France • Kids on the Cape suggests CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Get a a a free map and other in- formation from the Orleans Chamber of Commerce informa- tion booth 8 8 8 Eldredge Park Way off Route 6A 508-255-1386 BEACH FOR KIDS: Skaket Beach with panoramic tidal ats snack bar and restrooms is one of the best Lower Cape beaches for kids Take Skaket Beach Road off Main Street parking fee Nauset Beach a a a a a must-see for visitors is is in in East Orleans at the end of Beach Road (just follow Main Street) PICNIC SPOT: Pilgrim Lake off Monument Road Plenty of parking restrooms picnic tables fresh water to swim in in gaze at at oat on or cast your line into PLAYGROUND: Tucked behind the Elementary school off Eldredge Park Way is a a a a a sizeable playground with tunnels bridges and steps to climb It’s a a short hike from the end of the school’s parking lot There’s a a a playground with swings slides and and a a a a a a big sandbox farther south on Eldredge Park Way by the tennis courts FISHING SPOT: Pilgrim Lake off Monument Road BIKE TRAIL: Access the Cape Cod Rail Trail on on Old Colony Way where there’s parking From here here here older kids can make it all the way to Coast Guard Beach just past Salt Pond Visi- tor’s Center in Eastham HIKING TRAIL: Pahwah Point along Pleasant Bay in in South Orleans is a a a a a a beautiful place to hike Take Namequoit Road off Route 28 Pack a a a a a lunch—there are picnic tables Sunset Glow Tours
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Our full-service Beach Shop carries everything you need for the beach: games gear chairs clothing Page 92 • Kids on the Cape July 7 7 - August 3 2017

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