Things To Do

While you are staying with us you may be looking for information on things to do and places to go. Here are some suggestions with telephone numbers and interent links. Hope you have a great vacation on Cape Cod!

Art Galleries in Orleans:
Addison Art Gallery 43 Rt. 28 508-255-6200
Alice Mongeau Gallery and Studio 12 West Rd. 508-896-3654 [email protected]
Argonauta 31 Main St 508-240-6882
Coastal Craft Gallery 2 Main St Square 508-255-0220
Collins Galleries 12 West Rd 508-255-1266
Eastwind Gallery 34 Main St. 508-240-2133
Gallery 31 Fine Art Main St Square 508-247-9469
Left Bank Gallery 8 Cove Rd 508-247-9172
Paletteworks 2 Doran Dr. 508-737-7788
Rowley Gallery 84 Rt. 6A 508-255-3690
Saltworks Fine Art 39 Main St. 508-240-1450
Tree’s Place 60 Rt. 6A 508-255-1330

Art work in Pottery:
Cape Cod Potters: a collection of over local 20 potters offering fine pottery works see web site for listings

Bicycle Rentals:
Orleans Cycle: 26 Main St. Orleans Located right on the CC Rail Trail 508-255-9115
Little Capistrano Bike Shops: located in Eastham 508-255-6515 & Wellfleet 508-349-2363
Dennis Cycle Center: located on the CC Rail Trail, 249 Great Western Rd., So. Dennis 508-398-0011

Gale Force Bikes: 144 Bradford St. Ext., Provincetown 508-487-4849

PTown Bikes: 42 Bradford St., Provincetown 508-487-8735

Bike Trails:
In the Cape Cod National Seashore:
Nauset Trail 1.6 mi. access Salt Pond Visitors Center, Eastham
Head of the Meadow Trail 2 mi. Access High Head Rd, Truro
Province Lands Trails 5.45 mi. loop Access Beach Forest parking area
Herring Cove Beach Spur 1.10 mi. Access Province Lands Visitor Center
Race Point Beach Spur .5 mi. Access Race Point Beach parking area * fee may apply
Bennett Pond Spur .25 mi. Access Herring Cove Beach parking area * fee may apply
Cape Cod Rail Trail Bike Path: 22 miles total from Dennis to Wellfleet but there is access & free parking at many places:
The trailhead at Route 134 in South Dennis
Headwaters Drive in Harwich
Route 137 in Brewster
Nickerson State Park in Brewster
Orleans Center
National Seashore at Marconi Area
The trailhead at LeCount Hollow Road in South Wellfleet

Concerts by Town Bands:
Kate Gould Park, Main St., Chatham Fridays 8PM
Brooks Park, Oak St., Harwich Tuesdays 7PM
Drummer Boy Park Rt. 6A, Brewster Sundays 6PM
Nauset Beach Gazebo, Nauset Beach, Eastham Mondays 7PM

Fine Arts & Craft Shows, Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A, Brewster. for schedule
A Gallery of Gardens, Orleans Annual Garden Tour. for dates & information
Barnstable County Fair, Route 151, E. Falmouth. for dates and information
Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore sponsor free events like campfire sing-alongs [at Nauset Light Beach, Eastham & Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown] see schedule at
Pops in the Park Orleans for date see: 508-255-1386
Concert Series at Nauset Beach Gazebo Thursdays at 6-7:30 PM 508-255-1386

Nantucket Island Ferry leaving from Saquatucket Harbor, Route 28, Harwich Port 508-432-8999, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket leaving from Woods Hole, Falmouth

Sport Fishing aboard Escape or Elizabeth B out of Barnstable Harbor [email protected] 508-776-0350
Sport Fishing aboard the Luau out of Rock Harbor, Orleans 508-255-4527
Sport Fishing aboard the Luck Lady II 508-362-1249
Deep Sea & Bottom Fishing aboard The Albatross out of Sesuit Harbor, East Dennis
Sport Fishing with Sea Charters [email protected] 508-255-1370

Harwich Port Golf Club, 51 South Street, Harwich Port 508-432-0250
Cranberry Golf Course 183 Oak Street, Harwich 508-430-5234
The Captains Golf Course 1000 Freemans Way, Brewster 508-896-1716
Chequessett: 9 holes overlooking Cape Cod Bay & Herring River, Wellfleet 508-349-3704

Kayaking locations:

BELLS NECK/HERRING RIVER, Harwich -Launch from Bell’s Neck Road and cross the West Reservoir, a freshwater cedar swamp. Take out at the dike and put back in on the Herring River. Follow the winding river to Route 28 in West Harwich. Highlights: 245 acres of salt and freshwater marshes, woods, herring run, cranberry bogs, kettle ponds, hiking trails.

BREWSTER PONDS, Brewster Flax and Cliff Ponds in Nickerson State Park and in the Punkhorn Parklands, Run Hill Road. An easy trip through a chain of freshwater ponds: Walker’s, Upper Mill, and Lower Mill. These kettle ponds were created 12,000 years ago by melting blocks of glacial ice. Highlights: Stony Brook Grist Mill, the herring run, five miles of trails in the 800-acre Punkhorn Parklands.

LITTLE PLEASANT BAY, Orleans Launch from Portanimicut Road, Orleans. Paddle across Little Pleasant Bay to circumnavigate Sampson and Hog Islands and explore Nauset Beach. The privately owned islands allow visitors, and Nauset Beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Highlights: snorkeling, eelgrass beds, horseshoe crabs, ospreys.

NAUSET MARSH, Eastham Launch from Salt Pond below the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center or Hemenway Road off Route 6. Nauset Marsh is a vast system of salt-marsh, creeks, channels, islands, and barrier beach. Circumnavigate the marsh heading north through Salt Pond Bay and Nauset Bay, then south along Nauset Beach, and back through the Main Channel. Or head south through Skiff Hill Creek along Fort Hill, past Town Cove to Inlet Marsh and back. Highlights: former Coast Guard Station, thousands of nesting terns, migrating shorebirds, seals, striped bass, ospreys, beachcombing, National Seashore visitor center, hiking trails and bike paths nearby.

WELLFLEET PONDS, Wellfleet Launch from Gull Pond Landing off Schoolhouse Hill Road. This is a short and easy tour, especially good for beginners, of three kettle ponds – Gull, Higgins, and Williams – in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Williams Pond was the home of the “Wellfleet Oysterman” immortalized in Thoreau’s Cape Cod. Highlights: water lilies, red maples, turtles, frogs, sunfish, swimming. To kayak without a local sticker show up after 5PM when the parking becomes open.

PAMET RIVER, Truro Launch from the bay side of the Pamet just past the Post Office and go out to the outer harbor in time for sunset. The Pamet is an outwash channel carved by the glaciers with its head at the Atlantic Ocean and its mouth at Cape Cod Bay. Highlights: foliage, panoramic views of the Pamet Hills.

Kayak Rental & Lessons: boats, canoes, surf boards, canoes, paddleboats etc.
Pump House Rt. 6A Orleans 508-240-2226
Goose Hummock on Town Cove, Orleans 508-255-2620
Chatham Sailboat Rentals [Right on the Beach] 434 Ridgevale Rd., Chatham 508-432-4339
Adventure Chatham: paddleboards, kayaks lessons & rentals-1150 Queen Anne Rd., E. Harwich

Cape Cod Surf Camp Orleans 508-247-7767

Arey’s Pond Sailing lessons 43 Arey’s Lane off Rt. 28, South Orleans 508-255-0994

Beachcomber Gear next to South Wellfleet General Store
Swan Pond River: Kayak, paddle boats, canoes 508-398-0080 16 Main St. Dennis Port

Nickerson State Park-kayak rentals at Jack’s boat rentals Flax Pond in Brewster is one of several fresh water ponds within beautiful Nickerson State Park. Boats available at this location are: canoes, kayaks, surfbikes, seacycles, pedalboats (paddleboats) and Sunfish sailboats .Once in the park, follow the signs to Jack’s Boat Rental: Flax Pond location. Parking is available next to the public beach area. To find Jack’s, head to the beach and walk to the left, past a very large boulder until you come to a small cove. The rental area will be visible from that point. Flax Pond does offer a sanitary facility for visitors. 508 896 8556

Movie Theaters:
Wellfleet Drive-In Route 6 at Eastham-Wellfleet town line Playground, snack bar Double feature Box office opens at 7 PM
Wellfleet Cinema RT 6 town line Eastham- Wellfleet 4 movies
Cape Cinema Rt. 6A Dennis 508-385-2503
Chatham Orpheum Movie Theatre 637 Main Street, Chatham 508-945-0874
Entertainment Cinemas at Patriot Square, South Dennis 508-394-4700 buy tickets on line
Regal Cinemas Cape Cod Mall -12 movies 793 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis 508-771-7460

Whydah Pirate Museum : Artifacts & treasures of the world’s only authentic pirate ship 493 MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown 508-487-8899
Cape Cod Natural History Museum : Aquarium, exhibits, trails, Special Programs. 869 Route 6A, Brewster 508-896-3867
Cape Cod Fire and History Museum 1439 Main St. (Rt. 6 A), Brewster New England’s largest collection of firefighting equipment -508-896-5711
Cape Cod Maritime Museum: Celebrating and Preserving the & Islands’ Maritime Heritage 135 South St. Hyannis 508-775-1723Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum; Make it to the top and enjoy the panoramic view of Cape Cod Bay and more. 508-487-1312

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary : Check us out for a wild experience . 291 State Highway Route 6A, So. Wellfleet 508-349-2615

Woods Hole Science Aquarium 166 Water St., Woods Hole 508-495-2001

Sandwich Heritage Museum 67 Grove St., Sandwich 508-888-3300

The Highland House Museum 508-487-3397

Provincetown Trolley-40 minute narrated tour. 508 487-948
Art’s Dune Tours of the historic district sand dunes on the National Seashore Protected lands.
Monomoy Island Ferry Seal Cruises Leave from Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham 508 -237-0420
Chatham Seal Watches [email protected]/ 508-945-5265

Water Taxi Chatham’s South Beach & North Monomoy Island

Sight Sealing Tours Orleans to Chatham 508-240-783

Cruising on Bass River 508-362-555 West Dennis

Sunset viewing:
First Encounter Beach, Eastham
Skaket Beach, Orleans
Rock Harbor, Orleans
West Dennis Beach, Dennis

Monomoy Theatre 776 Main Street, Chatham 508-945-1589
The Academy Playhouse 120 Main St., Orleans 508-255-3075
Cape Playhouse 820 Rt. 6A, Dennis Village 508-385-3911
Cape Rep Theatre 3299 Rt. 6 A, Brewster 508-896-1888
The Chatham Drama Guild 134 Crowell Rd. Chatham 508-945-0510
Harwich Junior Theatre 105 Division St., West Harwich 508-432 2002
Payomet Performing Arts Center 29 Old Dewline Rd., North Truro 507-487-5400
Provincetown Counter Productions 237 Commercial St., Provincetown 508-413-1000 www.counter-
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater 2357 Rt. 6, Wellfleet 508-349-9428
Cape Cod Melody Tent 21 West Main St., Hyannis 1-800-745-3000

Enterprise rent-a-car, 25 Canal Rd., Orleans “we’ll pick you up.” (508)255-2997
FLEX Bus service 508-385-1430
Ray’s Cab service, Orleans (508)255-5707
Skip’s Taxi-Harwich 508-432-0935
Car-free visit to Cape Cod & the Cape Cod National Seashore visit

Unique places:
Take a tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory 100 Breeds Hill Rd, Hyannis 888-881-CHIP
Bird Watcher’s General Store, Route 6A Orleans. A true Cape Cod Original for all your birding needs
The Truro Vineyards -11 Shore Rd, N. Truro 508-487-6200 Tours daily
Audubon Society Sanctuary 291 Rt. 6 South Wellfleet 508-349-2615

Whale Watching:
Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown 1-800-826-9300
Provincetown Whale Watches 1-800-225-4000
Hyannis Whale Watcher 1-800-287-0374

Fun with Kids
Mini golf at the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater Rt. 6, Eastham/Wellfleet line 508-349-7176
Arnold’s Mini Golf Rt. 6 Eastham 508-240-8000
Harbor Glen Golf Rt. 28 Harwich Port at the Weatherdeck Restaurant, W. Harwich 508-432-8240
Cape Escape Mini Golf at the Orleans Rotary 508-240-1791
Pirate Adventures Children participate in a real pirate adventure onboard the Sea Gypsy out of Hyannis Harbor
Orleans Bowling Center 191 Rt. 6A 508-255-0636
Cape Cod Bumper Boats and Batting Cages 322 Main Street, Harwich Port 508-430-1155
Trampoline Center Rt. 28, Harwich Port 508-432-8717
Bud’s Go-Karts of Harwich Port at 9 Sisson Road [junction of Rts.28 & 39] 508-432-4964
Cape Cod Inflatable Park 13 Theophilus Smith Rd., Dennis 508-394-9600
ZooQuarium 674 Rt. 28, West Yarmouth 508-775-8883
Cape Cod Kids Fishing and Seafari Trips leaving from Bass River in Dennis 508-790-00662
Cap’n Kids Fishing Adventures Satquatucket Harbor, Rt. 28, Harwich Port, MA 508-430-0066
Dr. Gravity’s Kite & Toy Shop 560 Main St., Harwich Port 800-438-6419
Horseback Riding at Emerald Hollow Farm 508-685-6811
Horseback riding at Saltwater Farm 67 Mill Hill Rd., So. Chatham 508-246-3609
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History has kids’ natural History Day Programs Rt.6A, Brewster 508-896-3867