August 2016

There are 4 blog entries for August 2016.


wellfleet harbor

With nearby barrier beaches, fresh and saltwater ponds, bays, rivers and tidal flats, Wellfleet Harbor is a true living and working legacy. This enriched area overflows with natural resources, a staple in the community for hundreds of years. One of Wellfleet’s most valuable resources, the harbor is home to commercial draggers and hundreds of oystermen. An active destination for both fishing boats and recreational boats, Wellfleet Harbor also boasts significant marsh systems important to the environment.

A longstanding industry in the Wellfleet area for years, oystering is popular around Wellfleet Harbor, as is the industry of shell fisherman who frequent the harbor during low tide. Found between Indian Neck and Great Island, the area also draws in sport

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nauset light eastham ma

A favorite of residents and visitors alike in Eastham, Nauset Light Beach remains one of the most popular beaches on the Outer Cape. Known for its fantastic surfing and a full mile of sand for lounging, swimming and body surfing, Nauset Light Beach is an ideal location for families, with lifeguards on duty during the peak summer season.

The clean sand and scenic beauty of the beach makes it the perfect location for a day trip or just to capture some incredible photographs. Newly constructed stairs, replacing those destroyed by recent beach erosion, now lead visitors down to the water from the parking lot while a large lookout provides the ideal location for taking in the vast scenery.

Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, this saltwater beach also

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chatham windmill chase park

There’s plenty of fun to be found in Chatham, from strolling the local shops of Main Street to exploring nature and enjoying the area’s rich history. In fact, from family-friendly attractions to fishing charters and local artwork, there’s always something going on in this bustling small New England town.

If you envision a relaxing day at the beach, make time to head to Oyster Pond Beach. While the beach isn’t large the water is calm and warm, making it a perfect location for kids of all ages. You can also head to Hardings Beach for a game of beach volleyball or head out to catch a glimpse of historic Chatham Light.

Get back to nature at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge where visitors have the option of hiking one of the many trails or experience

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captains row west harwich ma

Efforts are underway to help preserve and restore historic Captains’ Row in West Harwich, nurturing the area’s past while also offering new ideas on how to propel the area into the future. Stretching six-tenths of a mile along Route 28, or Main Street, between the Herring River and Dennis, the area includes two-dozen properties that qualify for the National Register of Historic Places. With that in mind, area leaders are trying to come up with a consensus to work together.

Several months ago proponents came up with a design competition, asking for help from the deans of some of the nation’s top architectural schools such as Notre Dame, Harvard and Roger Williams. The idea was for the schools to use their planning and historic preservation skills to

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