Shawme Crowell State Forest Sandwich, Vacation Activities, Cape Cod Camping
At the west end of the canal a sightseeing and dinner train runs across the bridge
Shawme Crowell State Forest's proximity to the Cape Cod Canal and the village of Sandwich puts many interesting activities within range including fishing, biking, and sightseeing at the many museums.
Top right: The oldest house on Cape Cod, the Hoxie House built in 1673, now a museum where docents give tours and explain in fascinating detail, the life of the colonial Americans.  Left, the Dexter Grist Mill  first built in 1647, where a miller demonstrates the trade and grinds corn for visitors..
Just a short bike ride or drive from Shawme Crowell State Forest you find the center of the Village of Sandwich and a treasure trove of colonial history, some elegant old buildings, and several museums. Foremost might be the Sandwich Glass Museum with its 5000 pieces of rare antique glass and its demonstrations of the glass making trade. Sandwich was once an important center of glass making where the industry prospered from the eighteen forties up to the early 1900s.(Free parking, large rig parking at the lower lot)
Sandwich Village has some great old buildings and a ton of galleries, shops, wine store, tea houses, inns, B&Bs, and a relaxed Cape Cod ambiance that makes it a great place for a vacation.
Info for travelers flying in to Boston to rent a  vehicle for a trip to Cape Cod
Within a few miles of Shawme Crowell State Forest, you find the Cape Cod Canal with its 14 miles of paved trails running  beside the Canal.   Biking, walking, wheel chair, baby carriage, or roller blade, you have 14 miles of flat paved trail beside the Cape Cod Canal.  You can walk your bike over the Bourne or Sagamore bridge and reach Scusset Beach State Reservation and its campground.
You could drive over as well  and park near the cold water beach.  The fee for Shawme Crowell, $12 for residents of the State $15 for others, is applicable for parking at Scusset Beach. The boat action in the canal can provide some entertainment and the canal can provide some good striper fishing from the jetty and the banks.  This is
salt water fishing where no license is required.  You will, however, need to observe length limits and bag limits.
A mile or so from Shawme Crowell State Forest, you find the Cape Cod Canal with its handicap accessible bike and walking trail
Shawme-Crowell State Forest in Sandwich offers Vacation Activities on Cape Cod: hiking biking,  sightseeing, museums, roller blading, baby carriage access, and fishing
Shawme-Crowell State Forest is near the Sandwich Glass Museum.
Shawme-Crowell State Forest Sandwich offers Vacation Activities, biking, hiking, roller blading on the Cape Cod Canal
Shawme-Crowell State Forest in Sandwich offers proximity to Vacation Activities,  sightseeing, and museums in the village center of Sandwich
Shawme Crowell State Forest Sandwich, offers Camping Vacation Activities on Cape Cod such as tenting and RV camping.  Cape Cod Camping offers public beaches and miles of bike trails with safe, off-road biking, walking, and wheel chair access trails.
Shawme Crowell State Forest is in Sandwich on Upper Cape Cod.  Shawme-Crowell offers Camping Vacation Activities on Cape Cod such as tenting and RV camping public beaches and miles of bike trails with safe, off-road biking, walking, and wheel chair access trails.
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