Cape Cod Historic Places, Travel, Plymouth Pilgrim Museums

If you have bicycles you can bring them aboard for a boat cruise across Cape Cod Bay and a bicycle ride through Provincetown’s quirky art colony. From the former fishing village of Provincetown you can ride to the paved trails through the National Seashore’s Provincelands dunes, the place where the Pilgrims of Miles Standish and John Alden had first landed.
The colonists found no water on the peninsula of towering dunes so they sailed across the bay to Plymouth. To get a good view of that bay climb the stairs of the
252-foot monument honoring the pilgrims where you can see all the way to Plymouth and beyond.
All of this history is located in a tight circle which also encompasses several full-service RV parks and includes four limited-service State RV parks, one with an ocean beach and bicycle trail. (See below for  Parks with websites and email contact info.)

  • Plimoth Plantation  A recreated village of the first settlement in the year 1627
where costumed guides interpret history

  • Holly Ridge Golf Course Sandwich
Round Hill Country Club Sandwich
Sandwich Hollows golf club  

  • Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen,
6 discovery Hill RD. East Sandwich 02573    1-508-888-6870,   Nature trails

  • Thornton Burgess Museum,
4 Water St.,  Route 30,   Sandwich 02563,   1-508-888-4668

Cape Cod State Parks

  • Nickerson State Park,         508-896-3491
Brewster, Cape Cod,  MA
418 sites,  no hookups, dump station only  April-October  
historic sites, bike trails, beach nearby

  • Scusset Beach State Reservation             508-888-0859
Scusset Beach road, Sandwich, MA  
98 sites with elect and water hookups, dump station available, April -October
Winter camping for self-contained units   beach and bike trails

  • Myles Standish State Forest          508-866-2526
Plymouth, MA    
475 sites, no hookups, dump station only    April-October
Fresh water beach, bike trails

  • Shawme-Crowell State Forest,    508-888-0351
742 Acre Park,   285 Campsites, no hookups, dump station only
Rt 130, Sandwich, MA,     Beach and bike trails  

Private RV Parks:
  • Bayview Campgrounds, Rt. 28, Bourne, 1-508-759-7610 Full Hookup,

  • Bourne Scenic Park, rt. 6 Buzzards Bay, 1-508-759-7873,

  • Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins, East Falmouth, 1-508-548-1458   full hookups

  • Peters Pond RV Resort, Sandwich, MA    1-508-477-1775
Full hookups,

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Hiking and biking trails in the Sandwich area of Upper Cape Cod
Return To Plymouth:
You could end your history vacation with a return to Plymouth where today the antique colonial homes of the descendants of the Mayflower's passengers crowd Plymouth's narrow streets within sight of the famous rock, the place where the Longfellow legend states that John Alden first stepped on Plymouth soil.
You might even find an ancestor among the first pilgrims.  If not, you are sure to find great legends and poignant stories to keep your imaginations full of the struggles, the triumphs, and the love stories of the first settlers. At every turn you will learn that they suffered much just to find shelter.  You might wonder just how amazed John Alden and Priscilla Mullins might be if they could see how we travel today.  They never had the luxury of traveling  just for pleasure.  
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Cape Cod Historic Places for Travel in Plymouth MA include the Pilgrim Museums. The historic town of Plymouth has Museums to the pilgrims, the largest is Plimoth Plantation, a recreated village of 1627

Cape Cod Historic Places, Plymouth Pilgrim's Museums

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Getting to Cape Cod:
Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
  • Flights
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities.
Cape Air, a small commuter airlines serves Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston.  Flights are also available from Providence and New Bedford.    US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
  • Auto
Rental cars are available at the airport.   From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 south for 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or turn east to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
  • Bus service
Bus service to Cape Cod is available from Boston and from Logan Airport.  Plymouth and Brockton, Bus Service and Logan Direct serve Hyannis.  
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole Ferry from Logan Airport
  • Boat
Passenger Boats  leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September)   at Provincetown. Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown, bikes allowed on board.
Fifteen large towns and many small villages make up Cape Cod.
  • Upper Cape:
Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape which includes Falmouth and Mashpee.  
  • Mid Cape
\Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth, Brewster and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
  • Lower Cape
Lower Cape includes Orleans, Brewster, Harwich , and Chatham.
  • Outer Cape  
Outer Cape includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
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