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Cape Cod Attractions
CAPE & ISLANDS ATTRACTIONS
A Vacation on Cape Cod Offers Something for Every Traveler
Cape Cod and the nearby islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are some of the most magical places in the world. With miles of ocean beaches, sandy dunes and quaint town centers these unspoiled places have escaped overdevelopment and serve as reminders of the way life used to be.
Located on the elbow of Cape Cod, the town of Chatham features a quaint and walkable Main Street with numerous family owned and operated shops, restaurants and businesses. Chatham has a rich seafaring history, a railroad museum, and summer concerts held in a gazebo on Main Street. A few local sites not to be missed include:
The Fish Pier
In the 1800’s, fishing was the chief Cape Cod occupation of the villagers of Chatham and is still of importance today. Visit the fish pier in the early afternoon, and see the local fishermen bring in their daily catch.
The Chatham Lighthouse
The lighthouse was built in 1877 and still stands, safely guiding vessels across the water. This historic lighthouse also marks the point from which you can gain the most amazing views of the Atlantic and see "the break" which was created after severe winter storms.
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge consists of 2,750 acres, 40 of which are on Morris Island and are accessible by car, offering an interesting trail approximately 3/4 mile long. The remaining acres can only be reached by guided boat trips to the island. Hike the nature trails. Observe, photograph, and study wildlife and plants. Beach combing, shellfishing, and surf fishing are popular activities as well. The refuge has long been a favorite haunt of birdwatchers. With nearly 300 different species of birds noted ornithologists consider Monomoy to be one of the most exciting birding locations on the East coast.