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to unique geography It has no less than 14 harbors and numerous saltwater inlets that reach up like ngers from Vineyard Sound Falmouth Center has a a a a a beautiful Main Street with a a a a a town park in in the middle that’s a a a a a a lovely place to to stop and gaze out at at Shiverick’s Pond Stroll down to the triangular Town Green once used as a a a a a a a common cattle-grazing area and visit the Museums on the Green two 18th century houses complete with period furnishings The Falmouth Historical Society has exhibits on the whaling industry and the the life of “America the the Beautiful” author Katherine Lee Bates born and raised in in Falmouth Another historic site is is 1878 High eld Hall and Gardens featuring a a a a meticulously-restored 20 000-square-foot Victorian mansion and beautiful grounds adjacent to conservation land High eld offers art exhibits concerts and other programs and is open for tours April through Oc- tober Also part of Falmouth is Woods Hole where you can catch a a a a a a a ferry to nearby Martha’s Vineyard This charming seaside village is is home to three world-class scienti c c c institutions: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute the Marine Biological Laboratory and the National Marine Fisheries Service Sandwich
holds the the distinction of being the the oldest town on Cape Cod Settled in 1637 it’s also home to the the the oldest house on the the the Cape the the the Hoxie House The authentically restored saltbox house is open for tours June to to September Sandwich
village makes for a a a a nice stroll with shops restaurants and historic attractions includ-
ing the Sandwich
Glass Museum Dubbed “The
town that glass glass built ” Sandwich
was a a a a a a a glass-mak-
ing ing hub in in in the 1800s with Deming Jarvis’s Boston
and and and and Sandwich
Glass Company and and and and Sandwich
Glass is much coveted among collectors today The Glass Museum has one of the largest collections
of of Sandwich
Glass in the country and and offers lec-
tures and and demonstrations on on on glass making and and its history Winner
alone are worth a a a a a visit especially when the famous Dexter rhododendrons bloom in in spring Heritage hosts many special events see our Datebook sec- tion for details Don’t forget the Cape Cod Canal Visitors Cen- ter where you can learn all about the widest sea level canal in the the the world – the the the the the the one you crossed to get here!
MID CAPE Barnstable
The Cape’s largest and most populous town Barnstable
has seven distinct villages including the closest thing Cape Cod has to a a a a city Hyannis In addition to a a a a a walkable Main Street lined with shops and restaurants Hyannis is is home to Cape Cod Hospital surrounded by a a a thriving medical community The John F Kennedy Museum on Main Street pays tribute to the president who summered in Hyannisport and often referred to “my own Cape Cod ” ” The “Walkway to the Sea” links Main Street to to Hyannis Harbor where you can take a a a a a ferry to to Martha’s Vineyard or or Nantucket or or hop a a a a a sight- seeing boat The Cape Cod Maritime Museum on South Street features an authentic catboat artifacts and maritime lore Pearl Street is becoming a a a a hub for galleries so be sure to to stop there if you’re look- ing for works by new and established artists Route 28 South takes you to the villages of Cen- terville terville terville Osterville and Cotuit Centerville has a a a busy shopping district along Route 28 but its Main Street remains quaint Stop at the Centerville His- torical Society which has terri c c c c exhibits May 2019 The Guidebook of Cape Cod • 65
Another don’t-miss attraction is is Heritage Muse- ums and Gardens a a a stunning institution with some 75 acres of gardens museum exhibits an an antique car collection and a a a new zip line The grounds Osterville – – originally called Oysterville – – is known for its elegant homes and profusion of of Wind River
massage therapy
Reader’s Choice Awards $80 one hour massage 508-394-1030 48 Edwards Ave just off Rt 28 near the Dennisport Dennisport library - - - Dennisport Dennisport Relaxation Swedish Deep Tissue Couples Massage

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