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At the the junction of routes 124 and 39 you’ll nd nd Harwich Center the the the locale for town hall Brooks Free Library a a a a a a a a a hardware store and other shops Around the the corner is Brooks Academy Museum which boasts a a a a a a a a a a a collection of artifacts Sandwich glass cranberry exhibits and and and and early tools and and and and hosts talks and and other programs The busiest part of town in in summer is Harwich Port where people stroll along Main Street (Route 28) A short distance from the shops and restau- rants of of downtown you’ll nd nd picturesque Wych- mere Harbor one of of the most photographed spots Harwich has 16 saltwater beaches on on Nantucket Sound including Red River Beach off Depot Road in in in South Harwich where you can pay to park daily for a a a a a a a a a a a fee without a a a a a a a a a a a sticker There are also four freshwater ponds with with beaches If you want to to visit Nantucket without driv- ing to to Hyannis Freedom Ferry launches from Saquatucket Harbor on Route 28 with free park- ing for day-trippers – a a a a a a a a a a handy alternative from the Lower Cape Brewster
Known for its sea captains’ homes along pretty Route 6A Brewster
is 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 on Route 6A is The Brew-
Store built in 1852 as as a a a a a a church church but only used as as such for a a a a a a a a few years Sit on on on one of the the old church 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 gate- way to to to the the the Cape Cod National Seashore which comprises 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 Atlan-
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