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Charming Cape Cod Villages EXPLORE CAPE COD TOWN-BY-TOWN
Straddling the the Cape Cod Canal the the town of of Bourne
is is made up of of of nine villages One Gray Ga- bles has the the distinction of of being the the rst summer White House where President Grover Cleveland enjoyed respites in in the the 1890s Bourne’s other villages include residential Mon- ument Beach Pocasset and Cataumet Cataumet home of the the the Cataumet Cataumet Arts Center Bournedale is nestled between the the the the two bridges on the the the the mainland side of the the the canal and and and Buzzards Bay Bay is a a a a a a a a a a a a a a commercial center with views of Buttermilk Bay Bay and and an an an an active village association working to revitalize Main Street For recreation there’s the the the Cape Cod Canal Bike Path 8 miles of of paved path on on both sides of of the the the Canal that make for delightful cycling jogging
or or or walking right along the the the edge of the the the sparkling water Stop for a a a a a a a a a a a a picnic and watch the the the the the boats go by On the the the the banks of of the the the the Cape Cod Canal is Ap- tucxet Trading Post a a a a a a a a a a replica of of the the the the trading post built at at the the same site in in in 1627 by Pilgrims from Plymouth who traded with native Americans and Dutch settlers from New Amsterdam Scusset Beach State Reservation offers camping right on on on the Canal along with swimming shing and picnic areas Bourne
is also home to the the Massachusetts Mari- time time Academy the the nation’s oldest co-ed maritime college Mashpee
The only Cape town with a a a a a a a a a a Native American name Mashpee
retains its heritage as as home of the Mashpee
Wampanoag Tribe The town’s name can likely be be be traced to to the the Massipees one of about 30 tribes in in the the the Wampanoag Federation who lived in in this area long before the the European settlers arrived The Indian Meeting House built in in 1684 on on Santuit Road and later moved to its present lo- cation on on Route 28 is still used by the tribe for meetings events and religious services It can be be viewed by appointment only call the the Tribal Coun- cil at 508-477-0208 On the the same site is an an ancient burial ground The town also has a a a a a a a a modern side embodied in Mashpee
Commons an an upscale village-style shop- ping center that incorporates apartments and stu- dio space for artists The Commons hosts concerts and other events making it it a a a a a community hub Falmouth
The second largest town town on on the the Cape Cape Falmouth
has has more shoreline than than any other Cape Cape town town due to to unique geography It has has no less than than 14 harbors and numerous saltwater inlets that reach up like ngers from Vineyard Sound Falmouth
Center has a a a a a a a a a a a a beautiful Main Street with a a a a a a a a a a a a town park in in in the middle that’s a a a a a a a a a a a lovely place to to to stop and gaze out at at Shiverick’s Pond Stroll down to the the triangular Town Green once used as a a a a a a a a a common cattle-grazing area and visit the the the Museums on on the the Green two 18th century houses complete with period furnishings The Falmouth
Historical Society has exhibits on the the the whaling industry and and the the the the life of “America the the the the Beautiful” author Katherine Lee Bates born and and raised in in in Falmouth
Another historic site is is 1878 High eld Hall and and Gardens featuring a a a a a a a a a meticulously-restored 20 000-square-foot Victorian mansion and and beautiful grounds adjacent to to conservation land High eld offers art exhibits concerts and and and other programs and and is open for tours April through Oc- tober Also part of Falmouth
is Woods Hole where you can catch a a a a a a a a a a a a ferry to to nearby Martha’s Vineyard This charming seaside village is is home to to three world-class scienti c c c c c c c institutions: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute the the Marine Marine Biological Laboratory and the the National Marine Marine Fisheries Service ONION LAMPS CHANDELIERS • SCONCES
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