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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 Route 6A is The Brewster
Store built in 1852 as as a a a a a a church but only used as as such for a a a a a a a few years Sit on on on one of the old 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
See “Day Trip” section in this issue Orleans
See “Day Trip” section in this issue Eastham
Once lled with asparagus elds and still famed for its turnips Eastham
is best known as as as as the the gateway to to the the the Cape Cod National Seashore which comprises a 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 Atlantic 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 the beach and beyond Stop at the the the the Windmill Green where the 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 pop- ular beach but there’s plenty of room park at at the the the the end near the the the the river and and nd nd nd nd a a a a a a a a a peaceful spot on the the the the sand Farther up Route 6 the the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center has interest- ing exhibits on on Cape natural history and beautiful trails plus a a a a a a a a a a a bike path to Coast Guard Beach Another National Seashore area with pretty walking trails is is Fort Hill south of Salt Pond on on on Route 6 and is is well marked Well Well eet
Known as “the gallery town ” Well Well eet
is full of art galleries along with interesting and fun fun shops While gallery-hopping in in in in in Well eet
is is fun fun any
day day of of the week Saturday in in in in in summer is is of of cially Gallery Night with opening receptions 6-8pm in in in in just about every gallery – a a a a good excuse to to pop into venues you’ve never seen One Main Main Street attraction is the the clock in in in the the steeple of First Congregational Church on on on on on Main Main Street the the only town clock in the the world that strikes on on on ship’s time The eastern portion of town is Cape Cod National Seashore Seashore territory and the Seashore’s Marconi Beach is one to to to behold Take a a a a a a a a a a a a a turn off the the the beach road to to to hike the the the enchanted white cedar swamp trail and walk out on the the the the the observatory over- looking the the the the Atlantic at at the the the the site where Gugliemo Marconi sent the the the the world’s rst radio transmission triggering the the the age of communication Don’t miss the the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Well Well eet
Bay Sanctuary off Route 6 in in South Well- eet
which has a a a a a a a a a a a “green” building with exhibits walking trails and activities on all things nature-re- lated from bird-watching to tidal pool walks Truro
With 21 square miles and just over 2 2 000 residents Truro
is is the the least densely populated of all the the Cape towns and those who have discovered it it feel it’s the the essence of Cape Cape Cod Cod Remarkably unspoiled Truro
bene ts ts from the the Cape Cape Cod Cod National Sea- shore shore which stretches up its eastern shoreline Lovely Head of the the the Meadow Beach is shared by the the the Seashore and and the the town Wild and and and and private Truro
is is woods and and and and dunes writers and and and artists Once called Danger eld for its treacherous coastline the the town separated from Eastham
in in in in 1709 and and was named Truro
after the the town in in in in Cornwall England because its terrain re- called the the the lonely moors and and rolling hills there Of contemporary fame is Truro
Center for the the the Arts at Castle Hill which draws scores of people from across the country and beyond to take sum- mer classes Payomet Performing Arts Center offers plays music comedy and and and a a a a a a a a a lm series under the big tent off Highland Road (see our Datebook and and and Onstage sections) Visit Truro
Vineyards on on on Route Route 6A just off Route Route 6 6 on on the way to to to Provincetown for tours tastings and purchase of locally-made wine Provincetown See “Day Trip” section in in this issue 96 • June 2018 The Guidebook of Cape Cod 

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