A sizable stretch of green, in the Cape Cod region, Nickerson State Park is a must visit for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. Covering a massive 1,967 acres (796 hectares) this state-owned park is peppered with sandy soil, scrub pines and a number of kettle ponds that make it one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems in the area. Featuring numerous hiking trails, trek routes, campgrounds and fishing areas, this is also one of the hot-spots for outdoor activities and nature tours.
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History's main objective is to make people more aware of the environment and their surroundings. The museum is divided into two floors dedicated to the flora and fauna of the region which includes exhibits on whales, birds, reptiles and amphibians found in the region. There is a library for extra research and a shop where you can find souvenirs to remind you of the environment around you. The museum also holds various activities to provide a learning experience for children as well as adults! Admission and open hours vary seasonally.
Although referred to as a bike trail, this paved path also welcomes walking, running, horseback riding and rollerblading. Built on an old railway bed, the scenic 25-mile (40-kilometer) trail takes you from Yarmouth to Dennis to Wellfleet via cranberry bogs, lakes and towns. Nickerson State Park, off Route 6A in Brewster, maintains the trail and is at the halfway point.
This brick tower is not remarkable for its architecture; it does, however, have a great view. Located on top of the 160-foot (50-meter) Scargo Hill in Dennis (the highest point on the Cape), a clear day allows views of the Provincetown Monument and mainland Massachusetts. In almost any weather condition you can see Scargo Lake, which was named after a Native American princess. You may find it a romantic spot too, especially for sunsets and star gazing.
Chronicling the history of the Kennedy family, this museum offers a glimpse into the life of the 35th President through video and photo displays. Featuring an ornate interior, the museum is replete with memorabilia and other informative objects. It is one of the most prominent attractions on the peninsula.
Cape Cod Melody Tent has been hosting musical events and concerts since 50 years. Profit is not the main motive of this organization and it supports Educational institutes throughout Cape Cod. Over the years, Broadway stars like Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Angela Lansbury, Bob Hope, Helen O'Connell, Robert Merrill, Zero Mostel, Kitty Carlisle, Ann Miller, Jane Powell, Victor Borge, Debbie Reynolds and Benny Goodman have given their best performances here!
One of the oldest towns on Cape Cod, Chatham is replete with historic landmarks and beaches that unspool beneath cloud-flecked skies. The first settlers arrived here in the mid 17th Century, and their legacy persists in the form of quaint mills and houses dotting the landscape. One of the town's best-known attractions is Chatham Lighthouse (Twin Lights), built in 1808. It is also equally famous for Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for migratory birds and aquatic species. Tourists can also walk along Main Street to discover a beautiful coastal town with a whimsical mix of Colonial and modern architecture. Visit museums to learn about the town's history or stroll along its sandy shores barefoot as you immerse yourself in Chatham's idyllic charm.
Veteran's Field in Chatham is home field to the Chatham Anglers, one of the Cape Cod Baseball League's summer teams. Up to 2000 spectators can be accommodated on the bleachers; however, room for more spectators can be provided on the grass and outfields.
Escape Chatham's hustle and bustle and spend some peaceful time at the town's Kate Gould Park. Located close to the busy downtown area, it offers an idyllic atmosphere to unwind and spend a leisurely evening with friends or family. Every Friday night during summer season, Kate Gould comes alive with energetic performances by the 1880s-inspired Chatham Band, the town troupe that performs here every week in summer.
Within the storied confines of what once served as a rail station, visitors will find fascinating displays, exhibits, models, and other memorabilia pertaining to Chatham's railroad industry. A favorite with rail buffs and toy train collectors, the Chatham Railroad Depot presents a striking façade that bears allusions to a Gothic architectural design and features an equally impressive interior. Dating from the 1880s, the depot, which today also draws visitors owing to the museum set within it, is a prominent landmark in the town and contributes greatly to Chatham's historical and cultural landscape.
Enjoy Theater at its best at the magnificent Monomoy Theatre, a local performing arts venue in the heart of the city. The theater beautifully combines the passion and vitality of emerging artists and performers with the genius and sensibilities of professional directors and producers to present to patrons fantastic plays, musicals, comedy shows, and other performances. The theater itself boasts exceptional acoustics, top quality lighting and visual systems, and comfortable seating, thus ensuring every seat in the house is a great one. The theater is a true gem in the city's art and culture scene and should not be missed.