Cape Cod's town of Sandwich was settled by the sons and daughters of the 1620 Pilgrims from England, and later became renown for its glass making at the Sandwich Glass works, now the Sandwich Glass Museum and open to the public.
Cape Cod Museums of History
Cape Cod Museums Of History and The Tradition of the Pilgrims
Shining Sea Bike Trail to the Museums of Woods Hole.
Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center and Museum offers a large parking lot on the east end of the Cape Cod Canal for sightseeing, biking, or fishing for Striped Bass along the Cape Cod Canal
Bike to Woods Hole Museums or to the beach on the Shining Sea Bikeway on Cape Cod
Cape Cod's History Museums:
A Replica of the Pilgrim vessel at its dock in Plymouth
Cape Cod's Rail Trails have ample free parking. The Shining Sea Bikeway with paved trails makes biking a safe and convenient family resource and a way to reach the Woods Hole museum and aquarium.
Cape Cod, Upper Cape, Nobska Lighthouse
Cape Cod's oldest house, the 1637 Hoxie House, located in the Cape Cod town of Sandwich where Museum and Gardens is located
Cape Cod's oldest house,now a museum, the 1637 Hoxie House has been restored and furnished to its original condition
Thirty miles north of what is generally considered Cape Cod, the town of Plymouth was a large part of Cape Cod's history. The Plymouth Plantation recreates the life of the 1620 era settlers who first came to Cape Cod and also document s the life of the native Americans who lived in the area.
Cape Cod Dexter Grist Mill Museum in Sandwich open to the public
Cape Cod Museums of History
Many of Cape Cod's Museums are near the Rail Trails where The Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth woods Hole leads to the Museum and aquarium in woods Hole.
The east end of the Cape Cod Canal bike trail leads to the Canal Museum in Sandwich at the east end, south side of the Cape Cod Canal
The bike trail on the south side of the Cape Cod Canal leads to the Aptucxet Trading Post Museum
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
Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
Lower Cape includes Brewster, Harwich, and Chatham.
Outer Cape starts in Orleans and includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 and after 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or go to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Several small commuter airlines serve Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston, Providence, and New Bedford. Cape Air, US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
Bus service is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Logan Direct serves Hyannis
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole ferry from Logan Airport
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
A passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown.
Cape Cod Museums of History include the Cape Cod Canal Museum in Sandwich at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal
The bike trail on the south side of the Cape Cod Canal leads to the Aptucxet Trading Post Museum, a museum of the early settlers.
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