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Center and provide free public programs on on a a a a a a a variety of sub- jects Free admission Open 10am-5pm May through October 60 Ed Mof tt Dr 508-833-9678
CAPE COD CENTRAL RAILROAD COASTAL EXCUR- SIONS HYANNIS & BUZZARDS BAY: The Cape Cod Central Railroad offers two-hour scenic excursions from Hyannis to the the picturesque Cape Cod Canal Passengers enjoy spectacu- lar views as as as the the the train rolls along past salt marshes cranberry bogs kettle ponds and and and local farmland Kids love the the trip! An elegant gourmet dinner train train plus a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Sunday Brunch and and and a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Colonial Lunch train train draw rave reviews Depots are located in in in in in in in Hyannis at at at 252 Main Main Street Street and in in in in in Buzzards Bay at at at 70 Main Main Street Street 888-797-7245
CAPE COD CHILDREN’S MUSEUM MASHPEE: 577 Great Neck Road South Hands-on exhibits science workshops arts and and and crafts songs stories and and and more! Visit the Toddler Castle indoor Planetarium (at scheduled times) 30’ Pirate Ship
and and play area Have fun with puppet shows check out special events and and weekly activities 508-539-8788
CAPE COD MARITIME MUSEUM: Nestled in Hyannis Har- bor it it it it is is is is a a a a a a a a a a a a a great place to to visit with kids Learn about the the the Cape’s rich nautical history and and how the the the sea shapes the the the community today Exhibits fun programs and and sailing trips available on a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a historic catboat 508-775-1723
CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE EASTHAM & PROV- INCETOWN: In 1961 after years of work by local Cape Cod- ders President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signed the the bill creating the the the Cape Cod National Seashore This tract of of land spreading from Chatham to to to the the the tip of of Provincetown is is is overseen and and preserved by the the federal government There are two visitor
centers: Salt Pond Visitor Visitor Center Center Route 6 Eastham (508-255- 3421) and and Province Province Lands Visitor Visitor Center Center Race Point Road off off Route 6 6 Provincetown (508-487-1256) They both offer a a a a a a a a a a wide variety of of of activities activities for families including daily ranger-led activities activities and many other programs CAPE COD RAIL RAIL RAIL TRAIL TRAIL (BIKE TRAIL): This 22-mile paved bicycle trail runs between all the way from Dennis (off Rte 134) to South Well eet giving cyclists views of forests elds marshes ponds and cranberry bogs It’s a a a a a a a a a splendidly safe place to ride especially with children Pick up a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a free Cape Cod Bike Trails map at local bike shops for Rail Trail Trail details including mileage parking and restrooms COAST GUARD HERITAGE MUSEUM AT THE TRAYSER BARNSTABLE: A A A A A A A A meticulously restored landmark today houses one one of of the the nest collections of of art art artifacts and and memo- rabilia assembled in one one place to to celebrate the the the heroic heritage of those who risked their lives to to save shipwrecked sailors merchantmen shermen and recreational boaters 3353 Rt 6A Barnstable Village 508-362-8521
CRABBING: Kids love to to catch crabs and and it’s easy to to do! Take a a a a a a a a a clothespin and and tie a a a a a a a a a 4-foot piece of of twine through the the the the hole in in in in in the the the the the center of of the the the the the spring For bait use leftover chicken bones or or or crack open a a a a a a mussel or or or a a a a a a clam then pinch it it it it with the the the the the the the clothespin clothespin securing the the the the the the the bait Drop the the the the the the the clothespin clothespin down between the the the the the the the the rocks of of a a a a a a a a a beach jetty and wait—don’t let go of of the the the the the the string! In a a a a a a a a a a a a few minutes you’ll have a a a a a a a a a a a a crab they hold the the the the the the bait so tightly with their claws that you you can pull them right out of the water CRUISE THE CAPE COD CANAL: Don’t miss an an an opportu- nity to to see the the historic bridges from the the Cape Cod Canal! Canal Canal Page 74 • Kids on the Cape August 4 4 - September 7 7 7 2017

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