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bonus: views of Cape Cod Bay! Both elementary schools (on Rte 6A and Underpass Road) have ne playgrounds too NICKERSON STATE PARK: Rte Rte 6A 6A Considered the “jewel” of of the the State Parks system the the park offers many fam- ily amenities including miles of paved bike paths and nice sandy beaches on on on Cliff Pond Pond and and Flax Pond Pond CAPE COD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Nestled in more than 350 acres of land on Cape Cod Bay the Museum houses exhibits on coastal change whales birds and both freshwater and marine life Outside three nature trails ram- ble through woodland salt marsh and and coastal habitats 869 Rte 6A 508-896-3867 BREWSTER TOWN Band: Performs every Sunday eve- ning in in in July and and and August at the bandstand in in in Drummer Boy Park 6pm HChatham: A popular Cape destination Chatham Chatham is both quaint and contemporary Its walkable Main Street is is lined with upscale shops in in in historic buildings and Shore Road offers views of of magni cent oceanfront estates A working shing pier gives the the town an authentic Cape Cod feel • Kids on the Cape suggests CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Get a a a a free map and other information from the Chatham Chamber of Commerce Information booth located on on Main Street in in the center of Chatham Village 508-945-5199 BEACH FOR KIDS: Ridgevale Ridgevale Beach (Ridgevale Road off Route 28) is the best spot for families With lifeguards re- strooms and plenty of of parking it it offers a a a protected inlet with calm water plus an an open ocean side for those who love waves The big snack bar serves up burgers seafood ice cream and other great beach food There are also boat and and stand up paddleboard rentals Closer to to town veer right off the rotary to Oyster Pond where there’s a a a a a small beach restrooms a a a a a life- guard free parking and very calm water water Freshwater Swim- ming: Schoolhouse Pond off Sam Ryder Road near Old Queen Anne Road in West Chatham Lifeguard porta-potties Resident sticker required PICNIC SPOT: Chase Park on Cross Street near the center of town has picnic tables restrooms and grassy slopes for kids to run FISHING SPOT: Goose Pond off Old Queen Anne Road LIBRARY: Eldredge Public Library 964 Main St Spacious
and comfortable this downtown library has a a a a a children’s room full of games puppets computers and toys Call for story hours 508-945-5170
PLAYGROUND: A A great playground is located adjacent to Veterans Field behind Chatham Elementary School across from the Railroad Museum There’s a a a multi-level wooden structure and a a a a a a a fenced tot area The railroad museum across the the street has a a a a a a a vintage passenger car in in the the back and is fun to climb aboard CHATHAM FISH PIER: On Shore Road at Barcliff Avenue is a a working pier where the shing boats return from up to 100 runs each day beginning shortly after noon (depending on on the tide) and continuing for hours Your family can view the the fascinating activity from the the visitors’ balcony and watch the day’s catch being off-loaded and sent to market!
OUTDOOR CONCERTS: Every Friday evening at 8 pm Kate Gould Park Main Street in in July and August SKATEBOARD PARK: Located behind the airport on George Ryder Road in in Chatham Open morning to sunset SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM: Mon -Fri 9-noon for kids 7-14 508-945-5175 CAPE COD BASEBALL LEAGUE: Catch a a a a free baseball game with the the hometown Chatham Anglers See the the Cape League Baseball schedule CREATIVE ARTS CENTER: Art classes for for kids call for for program and schedule 508-945-3583 CHATHAM AIRPORT: Located off Route 28 on George Ryder Road watch small planes take off and and land HOrleans: Orleans Orleans became notable during World War I as the only town in North America to to be red upon by the Germans A German German submarine attacked a a a a a a group of of of commercial barges off the coast (four of of of which sank) One shell struck land The town was originally known
as Nausett “sett” being the Native American word for “near the water ” The town broke away from what is now Sunset Glow Tours
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Our full-service Beach Shop carries everything you need for the beach: games gear chairs clothing Page 92 • Kids on the Cape August 4 - September 7 7 2017

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