July 2016

There are 4 blog entries for July 2016.


atlantic white cedar swamp trail wellfleet ma

Sometimes you need to take a slight detour off the beaten path and take time out to explore the beauty and history around you. That’s exactly the case when it comes to the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail in Wellfleet. This Cape Cod treasure runs a full 1.2-mile loop through some of the last standing evidence of Atlantic White Cedar on Cape Cod.

Mostly shaded, the loop gives residents and visitors a chance to explore history while becoming at one with nature’s beauty. Located at the site of the old US Army Base of Camp Wellfleet, the location once served an important role in history. Some estimate the trees began growing about 5,000 years ago in the swampland left over from when the glaciers began to retreat.

The exploration of the New World,

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Saquatucket Harbor Harwichport MA

A series of improvements are planned for Saquatucket Harbor and now the proposal has recently gained momentum with unanimous approval from Harwich selectmen. Plans, which have been in the process for more than a year, include supplying a harborside café, boardwalk, improved pedestrian access and artisan vendor shacks to the area.

As well, a new 5,000 square foot structure would be used for the harbor department maintenance facility and well as for rentable office space. In total, the project would encompass seven-acres, more than two-acres of it acquired by the town last year in addition to a plan involving tearing down some structures along Route 28 for necessary parking, a passenger boat ticket booth, a garage and a workshop.

The overall project

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coast guard beach eastham ma

Recently ranked as the best family beach in the entire country, Coast Guard Beach no longer exists as one of Cape Cod’s hidden treasures. The ranking by National Geographic puts Coast Guard Beach in the number one spot for its overall family-friendly features, including everything from planned recreational activities to simply the peaceful luxury of lounging on the sand.

Located along the Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham, the beach is noted for its recreational opportunities, including nature walks, surf casting, kayaking and even beach yoga, plus the list of additional family friendly activities like campfires, guided nature walks and paddling through the untapped marsh.

The beach also includes its own lifeguards, changing rooms and showers,

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main street chatham ma

Change may be coming to Chatham Village but some area residents are working to ensure that change reflects a more improved village center for everyone to enjoy in the future. The biggest change, as far as the state is concerned, has to do with Route 28. With recent delays it appears the state is about two years away from making changes to the roadway, adding in two roundabouts between George Ryder and Barn Hill Road and narrowing the stretch of roadway to just two lanes.

With those changes on the horizon, a committee of residents has come up with their own recommendations to make the area more appealing and enjoyable, including street furniture, lighting and landscaping. Some worry that if left alone, the state will simply do the roadwork, without

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