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CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS INFORMATION

Cape Cod is a beautiful island/peninsula with over 550 miles of white sandy beaches. A true destination resort it is only an hour from Boston or Providence and about 4 1/2 hours from New York City. When you arrive on Cape Cod you will begin to notice the clean air with its salty tang. Even the lighting seems different. That and the quaint villages are part of the reason so many artists make their homes and do their work on the Cape. The winters are warmer and the summers are cooler. A must visit is The National Seashore featuring 20,000 acres of dramatic coastline and sand dunes. Here are some more great reasons to visit Cape Cod or email us at CapeInfo@captainfarris.com

CULTURE

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
A foundation dedicated to organizing events and raising funds for Cape art and culture.
508-790-ARTS
Boch Center for The Performing Arts
A year-round professional performing arts venue. Presenting concerts by professional and local artists.
508-477-2580
Cahoon Museum of American Art
Featuring the permanent collection of art by Ralph and Martha Cahoon.
508-428-7581
Cape Cod Discovery Museum
For children and families to share the excitement of exploring the past and discovering the future. It is both interactive and creative.
508-398-1600
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
A year-round museum focusing on the natural history of Cape Cod with live marine animals, workshops and nature trails.
508-896-3867
Cape Museum of Fine Arts
A year-round museum featuring exhibitions that include works by talented local artists. Also features lectures and the Reel Art Cinema.
508-385-4477
Cape Playhouse
America’s oldest professional summer theater featuring famous stars for a summer season of plays, comedies, mysteries and musicals.
508-385-3911
Cape Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra consist of 90 members featuring internationally known guest artists. The CSO performs classical, family and Pops concerts and provides educational programs in the community.
508-362-1111
Chatham Chorale
The 100 plus voice chorale performs classical and contemporary choral music from late fall to early summer.
888-556-2707
Harwich Historical Society Museum
Located at Brooks Academy the museum features the most comprehensive exhibit of Cranberry Culture on Cape Cod, as well as other exhibits, programs and events.
508-432-8089
Heritage Cape Cod
Promoting heritage and cultural events year-round such as Maritime Week, HeritageWeek in June and a Cape-wide house tour in November. Also village tours, historic reenactments, lectures and exhibits.
508-888-1233
Opera New England of Cape Cod
Presents professional staged operas. Adult performances by the national Lyric Opera are in May and October, with a children’s opera in November.
508-775-3974
Provincetown Art Association & Museum
Over 100 years ago Charles Hawthorne founded the Outer Cape’s Art Colony. It is open year-round and features established and emerging artist’s exhibits.
508-487-1750
Thornton W. Burgess Society
A museum and nature center dedicated to the philosophy of naturalist and children’s author, Thornton W. Burgess. Year-round programs on nature and featuring a Fall Harvest Festival and Victorian Christmas.
508-888-6870

RECREATION

Cape Cod is abundantly rich with activities for children and adults alike. There are 19 public golf courses, some open year-round. Bike riding on miles of specially reserved bike trails. Check out the cranberry bogs and the fabulous spring wildflowers. Drive Route 6A, the historic "Old King’s Highway" with its many galleries, antique shops and restaurants scattered along the way from Sandwich to Orleans. There is great fishing, boating and swimming. Take a scenic cruise through the Cape Cod Canal or around Hyannis Harbor or the beautiful Bass River. Visit the John F. Kennedy Museum in downtown Hyannis. The Cape has 365 fresh water kettle ponds. Ride the past on The Cape Cod Railroad. In August there is the famous Falmouth Road Race, the second largest in New England, runners from all over the world compete. Go whale watching from Barnstable Harbor or Provincetown. Join the excitement at the Cape Cod Baseball League games with top players from colleges throughout the country.

BEACHES TO VISIT:

Chapin Beach (Route 6A in Dennis)
Coast Guard Beach (At the National Seashore in Eastham)
Harding Beach (Chatham)
Marconi Beach (At the National Seashore in South Wellfleet)
Nauset Beach (In Orleans- Has Heavy Surf)
Sandy Neck Beach (In Sandwich)
Sea Gull Beach (In West Yarmouth)
West Dennis Beach (In West Dennis)

TRANSPORTATION

Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines 800-352-0714
Colgan Air 800-523-FARE
Island Airlines 508-775-6606
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority 508-385-8811
Plymouth & Brockton Bus Lines 508-778-9767
Budget Car & Truck Rentals 800-527-0700
Thrifty Car Rentals 508-255-2234
Freedom Cruise Line 508-432-8999
Hy-Line Cruises 508-778-2600
Steamship Authority 508-477-8600

LOCAL INFORMATION

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce 888-33-CapeCod
For information on lodging, dining, shopping and detailed information on all the towns on Cape Cod.
Current Cape Cod Weather 508-771-5522
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