Cape Cod, Massachusetts. When you think of Cape Cod what comes to mind? Sand dunes on extensive pristine beaches? Freedom? There's so much more.

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Antiques from the period in Sea Captain's mansions.
Culinary delights. Bounty from the sea.

A lone light house.

Classic weathered grey shingles.


classic Cape Cod sand duneCape Cod was named in 1602 by the English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold, who was impressed by the abundance of codfish in the surrounding waters. In 1620 the Pilgrims dropped anchor in Provincetown Harbor.

Cape Cod sand dune shown at right. Walk miles in either direction.

The cape is sandy, hilly, and thickly forested in spots and contains many lakes and ponds.

schooner off the Cape Cod coast The cape is deeply indented; in shape it resembles a flexed arm. It extends eastward about 35 mi and then northward about about 30 mi. The width varies from about 20 mi between the towns of Sandwich and Woods Hole at the neck to a few hundred feet at the tip near the town of Provincetown.

Each town in Cape Cod has its own identity and charm. Provencetown is not like Sandwhich.
You may feel you've travelled backwards in time as you enter some of the shops; hotels; inns; restaurants.

Quaint. Earthy yet elegant. Everything wonderful about New England.

enjoying the beach in the Cape Cod autumn Cape Cod is well known as a popular summer resort and has excellent facilities for swimming, fishing, and boating.

Fishing is an important industry, especially in Provincetown, which has one of the largest and safest harbors on the Atlantic seaboard.
Cranberries are the chief crop. Other communities on Cape Cod are Barnstable, Yarmouth, Orleans, Falmouth, Bourne, and Hyannis. The cape has a number of lighthouses, including Chatham Light at Chatham, and Cape Cod Light at Truro.

Cape Cod has many historic towns, and awesome antique shopping. Take the time to do some whale watching or a scenic train ride.

Search for cranberry bogs.

Art galleries abound in all the towns from Falmouth to Brewster to Provincetown.

The seashore has endless rolling sand dunes. For a lovely beach stroll or some horseback riding.

The food is great! Trying a new restaurant is a little like going on a first date. You hope all is well, but you are a little nervous it won't quite meet your expectations.
Luckily, with the Orleans Public House you will be looking forward to a second one soon. All food is made from scratch using as many local ingredients as is possible.
Walls are decorated with art by local artists, the month of October 2013 featuring de Castellane Gallery in Dennisport. If you do dine on the night of a new art show opening, there will be a party with wine and hors d' oeuvres in the bar area. Celebraties may be on hand, singing a combination of jazz and classics from the American songbook. You will have a festive evening.
Meals begin with a small basket of homemade bread that are nicely seasoned with salt and pepper on top. It was paired with a bowl of olive oil with crushed red pepper for dipping. Joseph the waiter, is friendly, knowledgeable about the food and had impeccable timing.

And try the clam shacks found along the road famous for their fried clams and lobster rolls. Bon apetit. Buen provecho.

Also in Orleans, known as the most active gallery in the region, and one of the most active in the country, Addison Art Gallery is presenting an intriguing season of shows that will change every week.

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