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15. (Tie) Orleans, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

15. (Tie) Orleans, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
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15. (Tie) Orleans, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
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Where to Stay in Orleans, Massachusetts:

Ship’s Knees Inn
Just a quarter mile from Nauset Beach, the Ship’s Knees Inn is affordable and historic. The main house was built in 1820 by the family of a sea captain.


Where to Eat in Orleans, Massachusetts:

In the right hands, melding ingredients from different cultures is an act of revelation, producing tastes of which you simply can’t get enough. Chef Erez Pinhas creates unforgettable Mediterranean/Asian dishes.


Great Attraction in Orleans, Massachusetts:

The Cape Cod Rail Trail
Following a former railroad right-of-way for 22 miles through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet, the Rail Trail makes for easy biking with its paved surface, minimal hills, and well-marked automobile crossings. An unpaved shoulder on one side accommodates horseback riders, walkers, and runners.


Don’t Miss:

Nauset Beach
One of the most popular beaches on the lower cape, you’ll find body surfing waves, some big enough to tumble you to a fir thee well.

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