November 2016

There are 4 blog entries for November 2016.


eastward ho country club chatham

Cape Cod is well known for its historical attractions, quaint shops and fantastic beaches, but its also well regarded for its simplistic natural beauty and breathtaking views, and clearly Eastward Ho Country Club is no exception. This extraordinary destination is one of dozens of golf courses in the area, but quickly rises to the top of any golf enthusiast’s list.

The private, member-owned club is found in Chatham, jutting into Pleasant Bay with dramatic hills and unmatched ocean and bay views from virtually every hole. From the low 15th hole down by the beach to the third hole, perched high above, there’s simply nothing like playing a round of golf at Eastward Ho.

First opened to golfers in the early 1920s, the Eastward Ho golf course was renovated just

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six ponds district harwich ma

Charged with protecting hundreds of acres of land within the Town of Harwich, the Harwich Conservation Trust works to vigorously maintain the natural beauty of the area, while offering up ways for locals and visitors to experience it for themselves. The nonprofit aims to preserve land in the area that not only protects the community’s high quality of life, but also nearby wildlife, water and woods from being impacted in a negative way.

First founded in the late 1980s by locals who feared future development would threaten the town’s natural resources, the Trust is now in charge of protecting natural areas through land donations, land purchases and conservation restrictions. Already the group boasts of protecting more than 448 acres of land, starting with

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Finest Hours

Showcasing Cape Cod’s vast and sometimes dangerous coastline, the Disney movie “The Finest Hours” highlights the region while retelling one of the most perilous rescue attempts in our nation’s history. The film recounts the daring attempt more than a half-century ago to save the lives of countless crew members stranded off the coast of Cape Cod during a ferocious nor’easter. While the film showcases the region, it also delves into the real life heroics of four men in a small wooden lifeboat.

The movie, which opened to the public earlier this year, shows the events leading up to and resulting in the real-life rescue in February 1952. When a pair of oil tankers broke apart during a storm off the coast of Cape Cod, one of them, the SS Pendleton, began to

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chatham lighthouse
While quaint Chatham is a fantastic place to live and visit today, that charm comes centuries in the making. From historic buildings to museums dedicated to the region’s storied past, there is much to discover about Cape Cod simply strolling around Chatham.


Now home to the famed Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham Lighthouse and a walk-able Main Street, generations ago Chatham was remarked as the first place spotted by the Pilgrims. Settled in the 1660s, the town was not officially named for several more decades. It quickly grew, though, into a whaling, fishing and shipping center, while at the same time several buildings went up, turning it into a popular summer season resort town.

Historic Chatham Lighthouse still stands more than two centuries

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