March 2015

There are 13 blog entries for March 2015.


punkhorn parklands brewster ma

There’s nothing like getting back to nature, and no better place to do it than the Punkhorn Parklands.  This magical location includes never-ending trails, winding through the untapped wilderness of Brewster.  

There’s no development in this portion of the Cape because the Parklands is part of a large conservation area.  The location was purchased by the Town of Brewster to ensure it stays that way for generations to come.  

The area includes miles of trails, some of them marked and some of them unmarked, allowing visitors to make their own way through the dense trees and underbrush.  Whether you take a short walk or a long one, you’re sure to be rewarded by this calming and peaceful environment.  

With a landscape as varied as the number of trails to

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Monomoy Regional High School

Everyone knows that an important part of buying real estate has to do with location.  Not only in terms of choosing a scenic location for your home, but also a location that fits your wants and your needs.  This rings especially true when it comes to nearby restaurants, entertainment, and most certainly education.

For homebuyers with children living in Harwich and Chatham, this means access to one of the area’s most recognizable and celebrated public schools.  The Monomoy Regional High School, serves around 750 high school aged kids living within the two towns. 

Located in Harwich, the building is almost brand new.  Originally proposed for construction in 2012, the new high school was finished in early 2014, and opened to its first students in

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brewster general store

When you imagine Cape Cod, you probably think of the beaches, the boating, the fantastic old-style architecture and the scrumptious fresh and readily available seafood.  However, Cape Cod also has a rich history to present to both residents and visitors, alike.  To see it, you literally must take a step back in time.  You’ll see what we mean when you enter through the doors of the Brewster Store.

Since the mid 1850’s, the building now housing the Brewster Store has been a staple of the community.  Although it was originally constructed as a Cape Cod church, the building eventually became known as a post office and even a museum.  The landmark now serves the community in a different way that its roots, though.  Set up as a typical general store, this New

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The fishing fleet in Chatham Harbor

There’s no doubt Cape Cod is one of the most beautiful and scenic locations around.  Imagine a place, then, that captures all that you love about the region, while at the same time raising the bar on all of your needs and desires.  That’s what you’ll find when you discover the beauty and exclusivity of living in style along Chatham’s Shore Road.

This prestigious area of Cape Cod offers more than just an address for homeowners.  It also guarantees a certain lifestyle that many families only hope to attain.  With white picket fences, spectacular patios for outdoor entertaining and living, and expansive properties, the homes of Shore Road provide a quiet oasis for those hoping to experience the very best of living on Cape Cod.

For those lucky enough to own,

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mayflower beach dennis ma

If you’re looking for some fun in the sand and surf along Cape Cod, be sure and take a trip out to Mayflower Beach in Dennis.  Known by visitors and by locals as one of the area’s most scenic and family-friendly beaches, there is plenty of clean, white sand to stretch out your toes.

Mayflower Beach is the perfect location to lounge along the beach, plus check out some of the local sand dunes, and even go swimming.  When you go, though, expect the water to be on the warmer side.  The water on the Bay side is typically much more pleasant than the water on the South side of Cape Cod.

Families will enjoy splashing in the various shallow pools that pop up during low tide.  Another popular spot is the long boardwalk, offering visitors a way to walk directly

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Just as people flock to Cape Cod during the late spring and summer season, so do birds and animals.  One of the most well known up and down the Cape is the piping plover.  Although the bird is well regarded by the nature-loving crowd, it sometimes is at odds with visitors forced to make alternate plans.  That’s because the piping plover is federally threatened in the state of Massachusetts, and therefore protected.  This means some parts of the Cape are off-limits to humans during certain times of the year.

If you’ve never heard of a piping plover, you soon will visiting the Cape.  In the mid 1980’s, efforts began to help restore the bird’s falling population in Massachusetts.  This led to fencing around nesting grounds and restrictions of off-road

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When you think of Cape Cod, you probably have visions of the ocean and its shoreline.  However, the Cape also boasts a cache of freshwater alternatives.  These are called kettle ponds, in fact Wellfleet and Truro have about 20 of them just waiting to be explored.  Many of them now operate as area swimming beaches, but some of them are so remote they offer visitors a tranquil place to escape the crowds and return to nature.

The history of kettle ponds is quite remarkable.  They were formed when glacier ice melted, resulting in huge holes that then filled up with fresh water.  This happened more than 15,000 years ago, and the “kettles” are still there.  Unlike the ocean, most of the kettle ponds don’t have a beach and you have to trudge through the

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Imagine a place where you wake up to unobstructed and exquisite views of the Atlantic Ocean, while surrounded by peaceful wooded acreage and wetlands.  That’s what you’ll find when you become homeowners in the exclusive Chatham location of Morris Island.  Located on the southern end of Chatham, this tranquil oasis offers the unmatched scenery of Stage Harbor and Chatham Harbor, including deep-water access to Nantucket Sound.  It’s much more than just a location for many homeowners; it’s quite simply, a dream come true.

As for the neighborhoods of Morris Island, homes within Stage Island are on Chatham’s south end overlooking both Nantucket Sound and Stage Harbor.  Found off Stage Island Road and Morris Island Road, many of the homes in this enclave

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While the summer months bring a lot of extra visitors to Cape Cod beaches, it’s not just people swarming to enjoy the surroundings.  While extra visitors are often lured to the area by its scenery, serenity and countless options in outdoor recreation, another frequent visitor has an entirely differently plan in place.

Every year the horseshoe crab takes over several of the Cape beaches for a few select early summer nights.  The same thing has happened for millions of years.  Typically, when you visit the Cape beaches around May or June, you may just stumble upon a large number of horseshoe crabs.  This is because this time of year is peak spawning season for the crabs.

Usually the horseshoe crab will wait for a full moon.  While you may catch some

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There are several different ways to experience Cape Cod, but one way really takes you off the beaten path.  We’re talking about off-roading to experience the Cape and its miles upon miles of beaches in an entirely new way.  There is plenty of room to go off-roading at Cape Cod National Seashore.  Off-roading in this area takes you from Provincetown’s Race Point Lighthouse to Truro’s Head of the Meadow Beach. 

You need to take your off-road vehicle to the Off-road Permit Station located at Race Point Beach between the months of mid-April and mid-November.  When you arrive, you’ll need to show your driver’s license and registration.  If it’s not your vehicle, you’ll need this information from the owner, as well as a letter authorizing you to drive the

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