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HYarmouth: The Cape’s second oldest town Yarmouth Yarmouth showcases more than 600 buildings of historic architectural signi cance The northern village of Yar- mouth Port along Rte 6A has the more obvious historic sea captains’ homes Architecturally signi cant buildings can also be be found in South Yarmouth best known for its numerous gift shops restaurants motels and activities along Rte 28 • Kids on the Cape suggests CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Get a a a free map and other information from the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce 424 Rte 28 508-778-1008 BEACH FOR KIDS: Bass Hole Beach/Gray’s Beach Beach at end of Centre Street in Yarmouthport is on the the Bay side so the the waves are kid-friendly There is a a a a a a a a boardwalk and many tidal pools which kids love to explore A picnic area and play- ground is right there as well PICNIC SPOT: Bass Hole Beach at end of Centre St in Yarmouth Port is a a a a nice quiet picnic spot Free parking and picnic tables with grills FISHING SPOT: Long Pond in South Yarmouth best access at Wings Grove Park with free parking and a a a a a a a small beach Indian Memorial Drive off Station Avenue BIKING TRAIL: Because there are really no continuous and safe bike trails in Yarmouth skip over the town border to to catch the Cape Cod Rail Trail in Dennis off Route 134 HIKING TRAIL: The 1 5 mile “Nature Trail” is presented to to the the public by the the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth It features a a a a rest stop overlooking a a a a “kettle hole” pond Located off Route 6A next to the Yarmouth Port Post Of ce maps are available at at the Gate House The Meadowbrook Road Conser- vation Area has a a a a a a a a a a 310’ boardwalk over swamp and salt marsh to an an an observation deck on on on Swan Pond take Buck Island Road to to Gray Road Road to to Meadowbrook Road Road LIBRARIES: South Yarmouth 312 Main St 508-760-4820 West Yarmouth Yarmouth Route 28 508-775-5206 Yarmouth Yarmouth Port 297 Rte 6A 508-362-3717 PLAYGROUNDS: On Route 6A at at the Station Avenue inter- section in Yarmouth Port is a a a a a beautiful classic playground with picnic tables Other playgrounds are located at at the the ele- mentary schools and at Parkers River Beach on South Shore Drive in South Yarmouth Yarmouth Yarmouth Yarmouth has a a a a a new park on Old Townhouse Road off Station Avenue with bocci courts bas- ketball swings playground equipment ball ball elds and lights! Grey’s Beach has a a a a a great playground with BBQ pits picnic tables restrooms and shelter right next to the beach OUTDOOR CONCERTS: Free concerts Monday nights at 7pm in July and and August at at Mattacheese Middle School band shell on Higgins Crowell Road West Yarmouth Jazz big band country Irish and and classical music WHYDAH PIRATE MUSEUM W W YARMOUTH: This 12 000 square foot science museum is is dedicated to the dis- covery of the the the Whydah the the the rst authentic pirate shipwreck ever to be discovered Climb aboard a a a a a Whydah ship replica touch and and see 300 year-old silver and and gold pirate coins pirate pistols sword hilts or or nd out why Captain Samuel Bellamy entered the violent nor’easter on April 26 1717 off the coast of Cape Cod that sent his pirate ship into a a a a a a watery grave! Kids also learn about the exciting world of archae- ology and the many technologies that have been developed to to to allow scientist and historians to to to unlock clues embedded in these 300-year-old pirate treasures 674 Route 28 508- 487-8899 HDennis: Boot-shaped and and running north to south with both warm and cool water beaches Dennis Dennis is is is where Henry Hall rst developed the process for growing cranberries commercially In 1816 he noticed that wild cranberries grew well when covered by blowing sand His experimentation with this technique led to the rst signif- icant cultivation of the popular berry that is such a a a a a big part of the Cape Cod identity today • Kids on the Cape suggests CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Get a a free guidebook and other information from the the Dennis Chamber of Commerce at the junction of routes 28 and 134 508-398-3568 BEACH FOR KIDS: West Dennis Beach has a a a a playground snack bars and restrooms take School Street off of of Route 28 On the north side try Corporation or or or or May ower beaches both have playgrounds and snack bars FISHING SPOT: Scargo Lake off Route 6A is a a a good spot for small mouth bass and trout No shing license required for kids age 14 and under Over 15 obtain licenses at the Dennis town of ces 508-760-6112
BIKING TRAIL: Access Cape Cod Rail Trail on Route 134 in South Dennis HIKING TRAIL: Indian Lands Conservation Area has two main trail loops featuring lovely woods gentle hills and river views Park at Dennis Town Of ces on Old Bass River Road and walk the the power line to the the trailhead PICNIC SPOT: Swan Pond Overlook has picnic tables located along the coastal bank Off Route 134 take Upper County Road Road to Searsville Road Road turn left on Center Street and the the spot is about half a a a a mile on the the right overlooking Swan Pond Old Fashioned Ice Cream Soft Serve Hot Dogs & More
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