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live radar to locate vessels in the Canal and view pre- sentations on on Canal history wildlife and more in 46- seat theater Enjoy the the sea sea breeze and view of ships on the the the Canal from the the the rocking chairs on the the the deck outside the building Army Corp of Engineers Park Rangers staff the Center and provide free public programs on a a a a variety of subjects Free admission Open 10am-5pm May through October 60 Ed Mof tt Dr 508-833-9678
CAPE COD CENTRAL RAILROAD COASTAL EXCURSIONS HYANNIS & BUZZARDS BAY: The Cape Cod Central Railroad offers two-hour scenic excursions from Hyannis to the picturesque Cape Cod Canal Passengers enjoy spectacular views as as the train rolls along past salt marshes cranberry bogs kettle ponds and and local farmland Kids love the trip! An ele- gant gourmet dinner train plus a a a a a Sunday Brunch and a a a a a a Colonial Lunch train draw rave reviews Depots are located in in in Hyannis at at 252 Main Street and in in in Buzzards Bay at 70 Main Street 888-797-7245
577 Great Neck Road South Hands-on exhibits science workshops arts and and crafts songs stories and and more! Visit the Toddler Castle indoor Planetarium (at scheduled times) 30’ Pirate Ship and play area Have fun with puppet shows check out special events and weekly activities 508-539-8788
CAPE COD MARITIME MUSEUM: Nestled in Hyan- nis Harbor it it it is is is a a a a a great place to visit with kids Learn about the the Cape’s rich nautical history and how the the sea shapes the community today Exhibits fun programs and sailing trips available on a a a a a a a a historic catboat 508- 775-1723
CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE EASTHAM & PROVINCETOWN: In 1961 after years of work by local Cape Codders President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signed the the bill creating the the Cape Cod National Seashore This tract of of land spreading from Chatham to the tip of of Provincetown is overseen and preserved by the federal government There are two visitor centers: Salt Pond Visitor Center Route 6 Eastham (508-255-3421) and Province Lands Visitor Center Race Point Road off Route 6 6 Provincetown (508-487-1256) They both offer a a a a a wide variety of activities for families including daily ranger-led activities and many other programs Page 48 • Kids on the Cape Spring 2018
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 splendidly safe place to ride especially with children Pick up a a a a a free Cape Cod Bike Trails map at local bike shops for Rail Trail details including mile- age parking and restrooms COAST GUARD HERITAGE MUSEUM AT THE TRAYSER BARNSTABLE: A A A A meticulously restored landmark today houses one of of the nest collections of of art art artifacts and memorabilia assembled in one place to celebrate the heroic heritage of those who risked their lives to save shipwrecked sailors merchantmen shermen and recreational boaters 3353 Rt 6A Barn- stable Village 508-362-8521
CRABBING: Kids love to catch crabs and it’s easy to do! Take a a a a clothespin and tie a a a a 4-foot piece of twine through the the the hole in in the the the center of the the the spring For bait use leftover chicken bones or or crack open a a mussel or or a a clam then pinch it it with the the the the clothespin securing the the the the bait Drop the the the clothespin down between the the the rocks of a a beach jetty and wait—don’t let go of the string! In a a a a few minutes you’ll have a a a a crab they hold the the bait so tightly with their claws that you can pull them right out of the water CRUISE THE CAPE COD CANAL: Don’t miss an op- portunity to to see the the historic bridges from the the Cape Cod Canal! Canal Canal Cruises are offered daily from historic Onset Village just 10 minutes from the Bourne Bridge 508-295-3883
Route 6 Well eet The Drive-in theater features a a a good number of family features all summer long and a a a a a ea market (a show in and of itself!) on weekends in in in spring and and fall plus Wednesdays and and Thursdays in in in summer A mini golf course and snack bar are also fun for the family 508-349-7176
FISH HATCHERY SANDWICH: 164 Rte 6A Run by the state Dept of Fisheries and Wildlife this facility has been in in operation since 1860 and is a a a a a a great place to to take kids Visitors can buy food and feed the sh! Open 9am-3pm daily 508-888-0008GREEN BRIAR

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