May 2018

There are 2 blog entries for May 2018.


cape cod rail trail

The already popular Cape Cod Rail Trail is likely headed north. Crews are now working on a design to extend the trail up into Wellfleet, while at the same time the state purchases a private campground to compliment the new route.

Already, the 22-mile long trail is one of the most popular parks in the state, a place for families and for other bicyclists to get in some fun, outdoor recreation. Open daily from sunrise to sunset; the paved trail is one of the best ways to experience the scenery of the area at your own pace.

From South Dennis to Orleans, the rail trails follows along the path of the old Cape Cod Central Railroad line. You’ll find it’s a great place to stop and have a picnic, or even grab some ice cream along the way.

As you head north, the

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cape cod off roading

After about a year of talks, including a partial impasse that’s lasted for the past several months, the two Cape Cod towns at odds over Nauset Beach patrols and revenue just signed off on a short-term agreement. Until now, selectmen from Chatham and Orleans hadn’t been able to come to an agreement at all.

The newly signed, one-year agreement means Chatham will now patrol its own portion of the barrier beach and keep 25-percent of permit revenue paid by non-residents for off-road vehicle stickers. At the same time, Orleans gets to keep 75-percent of the money earned from non-residential permit sales.  

While the two towns do get to keep funds gained from residential and property owner beach stickers, the funds coming from non-residents in the past only

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