Cape Towns-Wellfleet


Wellfleet

Enjoy miles of unspoiled beaches, browse shops and galleries, visit a wildlife sanctuary, see summer theatre, bicycle, golf, kayak, and enjoy terrific restaurants…all part of what Wellfleet offers residents and visitors.

Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce, 1410 State Highway, Wellfleet
508-349-2510, www.wellfleetchamber.com


Wellfleet Beaches

  • Cahoon Hallow, Ocean View Drive: Ocean
  • Marconi, Marconi Beach Road: Ocean
  • Maguire’s Landing, LeCourt Hallow Road: Ocean
  • Newcomb Hollow, Ocean View Drive: Ocean
  • White Crest, Ocean View Drive: Ocean
  • Burton Baker, Indian Neck Road: Bay
  • Duck Harbor, Duck Harbor Road: Bay
  • Indian Neck, Indian Neck Road: Bay
  • Mayo, Kendrick Avenue: Bay
  • Powers Landing, Chequesset Neck Road: Bay
  • Duck Pond, Duck Pond Road: Freshwater Pond
  • Great Pond, Cahoon Hallow Road: Freshwater Pond
  • Gull Pond, Gull Pond Road: Freshwater Pond
  • Long Pond, Long Pond Road: Freshwater Pond

Beach stickers are required from 3rd week in June through Labor Day on all beaches listed above except for Mayo Beach, which remains a free public beach as part of a deeded property donated to the town. Beach stickers are available at the Sticker Office located on Town Pier. www.wellfleetchamber.com/harbor-beaches-ponds.html


History/Museum

Wellfleet Historical Society and Museum, 266 Main Street – its collections showcase materials that reflect Wellfleet’s history as a village largely dependent on the sea for its livelihood. There are models, photographs and paintings of dories, fishing schooners and “coasters,” the moderate size schooners that transported goods and people from Nova Scotia to Florida and beyond. Nautical items such as 18th and 19th century ships’ logs, quarterboards, brass sextants and box compasses illuminate Wellfleet’s seafaring history and noted ship captains. Reflecting the town’s commercial prominence in fishing and maritime transport are containers for shipping oysters and mackerel, handwritten account books and receipts from the ships, commercial wharves and stores that reveal what was bought and sold, to whom and where.  Open seasonally.
509-349-9157, www.wellfleethistoricalsociety.org


Recreation/Nature

Wellfleet Recreation Department offers summer programs for residents and visitors.
508-349-0314, www.wellfleet-ma.gov/recreation

Biking – Cape Cod Rail Trail, a 22-mile route from Wellfleet to Dennis, accessible from LeCount Hollow Road.

Walking/Hiking

  • Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Route 6, South Wellfleet – Guided walks, bay cruises, kayak trips, lectures, children’s programs, summer camp and more. Five miles of walking trails.
    508-349-2615, www.massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay
  • Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail, Marconi Beach Road, South Wellfleet – 1.25-mile loop trail descends through a stunted oak and pine forest into mature woodland that leads to a boardwalk that winds through the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp, and returns via a sand road.
    www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/guide-to-trails.htm
  • Great Island Trail, Chequesset Neck Road to Great Island parking area – three miles one way to Jeremy Point overlook; an eight-mile loop via the Tavern Site. Caution: sand, some sections submerged at high tide. Do not attempt to walk to Jeremy Point if incoming tide. Check conditions and tides before starting this walk.
    www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/guide-to-trails.htm

Theatre/Movies

  • Harbor Stage Company, 15 Kendrick Avenue – an artist-run professional theatre company presenting works from June to September.
    508-349-6800, www.harborstage.org
  • W.H.A.T. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, 2357 Route 6 – thought-provoking programming year round.
    508-349-9428, www.what.org
  • Wellfleet Drive-In and Cinema, Route 6, South Wellfleet – cinema, flea market, mini-golf, food.
    508-349-7176, www.wellfleetcinemas.com

Other Points of Interest

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main Street, 508-349- 0310, www.wellfleetlibrary.org


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