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Nature trails live animal exhibits nature programs for children and and families and and jam-making workshops in in the historic 1903 Jam Kitchen Open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm Sun 1pm-4pm 6 6 Discovery Hill Road just off Route 6A in East Sandwich 508-888-6870 OUTDOOR BAND CONCERTS: The Sandwich Sandwich town band performs Thurs evenings during July and August at the Wing School bandstand on Beale Avenue TAKE A A A A A A A WALK WALK ON THE BOARDWALK: At Town Neck Beach near the the center of town there is a a a a newly rebuilt board- walk which spans the marshland and and and is a a a a a a a a quiet and and and peaceful place to meander Gaze directly out over the water at at high tide Plenty of parking HBourne: Bisected by by the the Cape Cod Canal the the world’s widest sea-level canal Bourne Bourne is spanned by both the the Bourne and and Sagamore bridges and and is the the rst town visitors see when driving onto Cape Cod A stop to to to to to tour its villages of Bournedale Buzzards Bay Cataumet Gray Gables Monument Beach Pocasset Sagamore and Sagamore Beach is surely worthwhile Bourne was incor- porated in in 1884 though it was originally settled around 1640 It is is historically notable as the the site of the the Pilgrims’ Aptucxet Trading Post built to encourage trade with na- tive Americans and the the Dutch who lived to the the south • Kids on the Cape suggests CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Get a a a a free map and other information from the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce 70 Main St St Buzzards Bay at the Railroad Sta- tion 508-759-6000 BEACH FOR KIDS: Scusset State Beach located near the junction of routes 3 and 6 on on Cape Cod Bay has full facili- ties showers a a a a a a a a play area and snack bar Parking fee PICNIC SPOT: Bourne Scenic Park Park located off Route 6 overlooking the the the Canal on the the the north side near the the the Bourne Bridge Within its 100 acres are are playground areas campsites shing and swimming Day use fee 508-759-7873 FISHING SPOT: Many miles of the Cape Cod Canal are accessible for for shing Try the portion by Scusset Beach for for ounder during the summer season Fishing license required for those over age 15 facing both sides of the Canal is ideal but keep your eye on the road The close-up views of passing freighters tug boats and cruise ships can be a a a a a real distraction!
PLAYGROUNDS: A A great spot is is is at at Monument Beach with a a a a a a a view of the the harbor Take Clay Pond Road across the the tracks at at the the the Post Of ce going toward the the the water take the the the rst left then the the rst right Sagamore Beach also has a a a a a a a playground as does the Hoxie School on on Williston Road MARINE MAMMAL VISITOR’S CENTER BUZZARDS BAY: The National Marine Life Center’s future center for stranded marine animals offers exhibits activities gifts sou- venirs and more Free admission 120 Main St 508-743-9888
OUTDOOR CONCERTS: Held at the Buzzards Bay band shell beside the Canal on Thurs nights 7-9pm in July and August Featuring family music (Dixieland folk etc ) Free admission free parking and restrooms are open at the train station at at the the base of the the railroad bridge HFalmouth: Falmouth Falmouth has has been a a a a a a a a resort since the mid-1800s when wealthy Bostonians began purchasing picturesque farms as summer retreats Wealthy visitors would travel non-stop from their city homes on on a a a private train nicknamed the Dude Train The area’s classic New England look stems from the tasteful in uences of wealthy sea captains and civic leaders prominent in in in the late 1800s With its its picturesque Village Green and its its many outdoor activities Falmouth including its villages of Woods Hole Teaticket Hatchville and Waquoit remains today a a a a a popular Cape Cod destination • Kids on the Cape suggests CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Get a a a a free map and other in- formation at at the chamber 20 Academy Lane off Main Street 508-548-8500 BEACH FOR KIDS: Surf Drive Beach is perfect for smaller children with its protected saltwater pool Full facilities and snack bar Parking fee Freshwater swimming at at Grews Pond in Goodwill Park Restrooms and lifeguard PICNIC SPOT: Goodwill Goodwill Park Park run by the Falmouth Recre- ation Department offers swimming BBQ pits a a a a playground volleyball courts and restrooms There are two entrances
to the park from Palmer Avenue off off Rte 28 or or off off Gifford Street (from Main St St near the library) 508-457-2567 BIKING & HIKING TRAIL: The 7-mile paved service road EVERYONE’S AN ARTIST AT COLOR ME MINE!
The Paint-It-Yourself Ceramics Studio
Birthday Parties • • Family Events Fundraisers • • Walk-Ins Welcome!
Mashpee Commons • 508-539-8500
$5 OFF
Paint Time
Limit one per visit Can not be Combined with any other offer Page 72 • Kids on the Cape June 7 - July 4 2019

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