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Brewster Gardens is located in the heart of the city on either side of Town Brook. The garden is an escape defined by lush plants and rolling lawns with a picturesque trail that runs along the stream and is perfect for casual strolls. Admire the many statues that dot the park or relax on one of the many benches by the water with your favorite book and enjoy nature at its best.
Established in 1944, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is a 7604-acre (3077.23-hectare) area comprising of oceans, dunes, marshes, and freshwater ponds. A safe haven for migratory birds, you can find dwellings of some unique bird species like piping plover, roseate tern, red knot among many others at this place. The prime moto of this refuge is to provide and protect habitats of migratory birds, spawning horseshoe crabs, and other rare species native to the area. People can access the trail systems, beach and the visitors center of this beautiful wildlife refuge.
This historic cemetery has been used for interment since the 17th Century by Plymouth natives, and is the resting place of several founding settlers. The earliest graves used wood, but were later replaced with stone-markers, which one can still find to this day. One of the oldest graves in the cemetery can be traced back to 1681.
An English ship, Mayflower, brought with it over 100 pilgrims who landed on the harbor of Plymouth and discovered their newfound freedom in the year 1620. The Plymouth Rock is supposedly the exact spot of the landing of the pilgrims and today a major portion of it is sheltered under a grand canopy made of granite. Located within the Pilgrim Memorial State Park, the rock is one of the major attractions for tourists visiting Massachusetts and with guided tours, people get to learn about the English pilgrims and their heritage.
Covering an area of around six acres (two hectares), the Pilgrim Memorial State Park is one of the popular parks in the city often frequented by the locals as well as the tourists. Located by the beach shore, the park not only offers splendid views of the sea but is also home to the city’s two most well-known monuments: the Plymouth Rock and the National Monument to the Forefathers. Visitors to the park can spend their time walking on the numerous park trails, picnic with their families on the greens, or simply enjoy the stunning views by themselves.
Located at the historic Katama Farm, the Farm Institute is set amidst the rare and beautiful sandplain grasslands of Martha's Vineyard. This working farm rears cattle, sheep, chickens and pigs, enabling them to sell farm-fresh meat, eggs and dairy year round, at their farm stand in summer and at the farmstead office in winter. The Farm Institute organizes a set of inspired educational programs throughout the year for adults, teens and children alike, teaching the principles of teamwork, work ethics and environmental consciousness, alongside the practical application of science, maths, art and other theoretical subjects, through farm work. The Institute also features two walking trails and offers insightful guided tours of the farm. Stop by the farm stand or the farmstead office to purchase farm-fresh produce and learn more about the Institute and their work.