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Charming Cape Cod Villages EXPLORE CAPE COD TOWN-BY-TOWN
Straddling the the Cape Cod Canal the the town of Bourne
is made up of nine villages One Gray Ga- bles has the the distinction of being the the rst summer White House where President Grover Cleveland enjoyed respites in the 1890s Bourne’s other villages include residential Mon- ument Beach Pocasset and Cataumet home of the Cataumet Arts Center Bournedale is nestled between the the two bridges on the the mainland side of the canal and Buzzards Bay is a a a a a a a commercial center with views of Buttermilk Bay and an an active village association working to revitalize Main Street For recreation there’s the the Cape Cod Canal Bike Path 8 miles of of paved path on both sides of of the Canal that make for delightful cycling jogging
or walking right along the the edge of the the sparkling water Stop for a a a a a picnic and watch the boats go by On the the banks of the the Cape Cod Canal is Ap-
tucxet Trading Post a a a a replica of the trading post built at the same site 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 the Canal along with swimming shing and picnic areas Bourne
is also home to the Massachusetts Mari- time time Academy the nation’s oldest co-ed maritime college Mashpee
The only Cape town with 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 traced to the Massipees one of about 30 tribes in in the Wampanoag Federation who lived in in this area long before the European settlers arrived The Indian Meeting House built in in 1684 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 viewed by appointment only call the Tribal Coun- cil at 508-477-0208 On the same site is an an ancient burial ground The town also has a a a modern side embodied in Mashpee
Commons 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 community hub Falmouth The second largest town on on the Cape Falmouth Falmouth has more shoreline than any other Cape town due
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