Harwich is comprised of seven villages, each distinct with its own beauty and character: South Harwich, North Harwich, Harwich Port, Harwich Center, East Harwich, West Harwich, and Pleasant Lake.
Town of Harwich, 732 Main Street, Harwich Center
Harwich Chamber of Commerce, 1 School House Road, Harwich Port
Harwich has 22 salt and fresh water beaches.
- Ocean beaches on Nantucket Sound are in West Harwich, Harwich Port and South Harwich.
- There are fresh water ponds in most of the seven villages that comprise Harwich.
Parking at all beaches require beach stickers which are available from Town Hall from mid-June to Labor Day.
For more information about beach locations and regulations, www.harwich-ma.gov/beaches.
- Harwich Historical Society, 80 Parallel Street, Harwich –Society owns thousands of artifacts including textiles, works of art, tools, a cranberry cultivation exhibit, plus permanent and changing exhibits throughout the year.
- Brooks Academy Museum was established in the 1840s as a private academy at a time when there was no public education beyond elementary school. The building first served as a private academy, but through the years educated elementary, junior high and high school students until it was closed as a school in 1963. In 1988, Harwich residents voted to designate Brooks Academy as a town museum, and it is now the home of the Harwich Historical Society.
- Crowell Barn Museum explores the history of Harwich bird carver Elmer Crowell (1862-1952) who set carving standards still aspired to today.
Arts and Entertainment
- Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division Street, West Harwich – Presents interpretations of audience favorites as well as entirely new works. 508-432-2002, www.capecodtheatrecompany.org
- Harwich Town Band, Brooks Park Band Stand, Oak Street, Harwich – Free concerts Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in July and August
- Cape Cod Rail Trail – Bike or walk through six Cape towns from Dennis to Wellfleet on this 25-mile paved trail. www.mass.gov/locations/cape-cod-rail-trail
- Harwich Recreation Department Summer Programs. 508-430-7553, www.harwich-ma.gov/recreation
- Harwich Conservation Trust, South Harwich – Walk pathways exploring 615 acres of trails. 508-432-3997, www.harwichconservationtrust.org
- Cranberry Valley Golf Course, 183 Oak Street, Harwich – 18-hole course, driving range, pro shop, lessons. 508-430-5234, www.cranberrygolfcourse.com
- Harwich Port Golf Course, 51 South Street, Harwich Port – 9-hole walking course with Par 3s and 4s. 508-432-0250, www.facebook.com/harwichportgc
- Cape Cod Baseball League/Harwich Mariners – “Where the Stars of Tomorrow Shine Tonight” – Summer schedule for 10 teams of players hoping to make it to the Major Leagues. www.harwichmariners.org
Other Points of Interest
- Brooks Free Library, 739 Main Street, Harwich. 508-430-7562, www.brooksfreelibrary.org