Cape Cod Regions, Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, Outer Cape
Divide Cape Cod into four sections: Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, and Outer Cape for convenience, All are part of a sandy terminal moraine that is full of history but they differ in many ways and offer the traveler a varied selection that will keep the Cape Cod vacation interesting.
Settled by the sons and daughters of the 1620 Pilgrims from England, the upper Cape can offer tons of history including the oldest house on the Cape, the Hoxie House in Sandwich, pictured above, Built in 1673 and preserved as a museum.
Orleans is at the edge of The Lower Cape, a place less settled that will offer the nature lover a solitude that prompted Henry David Thoreau to visit several times and write a Journal, "Cape Cod"
The Lower Cape and Outer Cape offers solitary beaches
Below Orleans the still wild land of dunes is also called the Outer Cape and stretches for thirty miles to Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod
Divide the Cape
Into Four Regions:
Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, and Outer Cape for convenience. Each region is different, the one you choose will depend on what you like to do on vacation: golf, beach, sightsee, fish or bike.
Dunes and beach in Orleans at Skaket Beach, a Lower Cape place renown for Charter fishing, biking, golf, beaching
Nauset Beach, Orleans
Getting to Cape Cod: Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities. Rental cars are available at the airport. 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. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
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.
What to do on Cape Cod: Activities On Cape Cod or within a day's drive from Cape Cod
What is Cape Cod
Cape Cod's Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, and Outer Cape describes the four regions of
Cape Cod where you find golf, beach, sightseeing, history tours, antique shops, fishing, and biking.
Cape Cod's Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, and Outer Cape describes the four regions of Cape Cod.
Each of Cape Cod's regions differ in the types of vacation activities offered. Choose a region depending on your vacation preference, be it golf, beach, sightseeing, history tours, antique shopping, fishing, or biking. The Cape is only 50 miles in length so most activities can be reached within an easy day trip.
Lower Cape Cod Tour Boat, Provincetown