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When You Go to Outer Cape Cod

by in Mar 2010
When You Go to Outer Cape Cod
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Call ahead or check Web sites for seasonal schedules. For more information on lodging, dining, shopping, and area activities, also visit: capecodchamber.org

ORLEANS

ABBA
Thai/Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant renovated barn. 508-255-8144; abbarestaurant.com

Cap’t Cass Rock Harbor Seafood
Select hours Friday-Sunday in mid-April. 117 Rock Harbor Road

Church of the Transfiguration
An ecumenical basilica. 508-240-7090; churchofthetransfiguration.org

Nauset Beach
Outstanding nine-mile beach on the Atlantic. 508-240-3780; town.orleans.ma.us

Rock Harbor Beach
Tucked-away gem on Cape Cod Bay; home to a sport-fishing charter fleet. 508-255-9757; rockharborcharters.com

Ship’s Knees Inn
Pretty 1800s sea captain’s house minutes from Nauset Beach in East Orleans. 508-255-1312; shipskneesinn.com

EASTHAM

Collector’s World
From scrimshaw and decoys to kitsch to collectibles. 800-421-4270; collectorsworldcapecod.com

Edward Penniman House
Graceful sea captain’s home; the entrance gate is a whale’s jawbone. 508-255-3421, 508-487-1256; nps.gov/nr/travel/maritime/pen.htm

Salt Pond Visitor Center
Views of the Atlantic, Salt Pond, and Nauset Marsh. Assorted trails, films, outdoor programs, and ranger-guided activities, including seal searches and flower identification. “Self-Guiding Trails” brochure details 11 year-round walks in Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown. 508-255-3421; nps.gov/caco

WELLFLEET

Great Island Trail
Spectacular views highlight this “most difficult” of the Cape Cod National Seashore trails. Sandy 6 to 8 miles round trip; check tide tables, as sections are submerged during high tide. nps.gov/caco

Herridge Books
Crammed with enough used paperbacks to inspire dreams of summer vacation. 508-349-1323

Marconi Beach
Long, narrow, dune-dominated strand. nps.gov/caco

TRURO

Pilgrim Spring Trail
Lovely, varied three-quarter-mile loop (30 minutes) in North Truro; a marker commemorates the Pilgrims’ first drink of fresh water in the New World. nps.gov/caco

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Friday, February 19th, 2010
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