Famously known as the Cape Cod Light, the Highland Light is an active lighthouse and also said to be the tallest and oldest lighthouse on Cape Cod. The lighthouse is accessible to the public from May through October- tours are available too, while the grounds can be visited throughout the year. This lighthouse occupies a spot on the National Register of Historic Places as the Highland Light Station.
Practically an endless stretch of golden sands located west of the city center, Herring Cove Beach ranks among some of the best beaches in the United States. Blessed with calm waters and a light surf, it offers excellent opportunities for swimming as well as water sports. Evenings are one of the best times to visit this lovely place as there are fair amount of locals and visitors to enjoy the mesmerizing sunset. The beach has been impeccably maintained and has parking and other basic facilities.
Pochi sanno che i padri pellegrini toccarono terra per la prima volta a Provincetown, il 21 novembre 1620, per poi continuare verso Plymouth. Mentre erano attraccati nel porto di Provincetown, firmarono il Mayflower Compact, dichiarando una comunità governata da regole democratiche. Questa torre fu costruita nel 1910 per commemorare lo sbarco, e prende spunto dalla torre dell'orologio del Palazzo Pubblico di Siena (la torre del Mangia). Salendo in cima alla torre si possono ammirare le migliori viste dell'intero Cape.
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.
Cape Cod's third lighthouse, Race Point Light was constructed in 1816. The original rubblestone tower was one of the first to feature a revolving beacon, and after significant refurbishment in 1876, was electrified in the year 1957. Today, the lighthouse is open for tours, and the restored Keeper's and Whistle Houses offer comfortable accommodation.
Liquor lovers are in for a treat as they visit the Truro Vineyards + South Hollow Spirits. This property is known for its beautiful vineyards and also features a distillery known for producing some of the best spirits in the region. Learn the art of making wines or understand the distilling process of your favorite liquor variety. You can enjoy a free tour around the property and also opt for a tasting session where you can sip on to the wine and rum varieties. After your tour here, treat yourself to a delightful meal at the food truck on the property.
Situated at the tip of the Cape Cod, the Long Point Light House was marked as an entrance to the harbor. Standing 36 feet high, the light of this lighthouse goes up to 15 miles and is of great help to those in the sea.
This lighthouse first started operations in the year 1872. Initially lit using a kerosene lamp, the light house was automated in 1961. Guiding ships even today, this historic structure functions on solar energy in the present day. It has a light house near it and sits on an open land with no other buildings in the area. Listed in the National Register of Historic places, visitors need to go through a short hike to reach this scenic spot.
The Bay Lady II invites you to embark on a memorable journey exploring the beauty and enchantment of Cape Cod and the Provincetown Harbor. Do not miss out on this opportunity to cruise on the 'largest and safest' boat in Cape Cod. For more information please see the website.
Schoolhouse Gallery is a popular local gallery that's the hub of the city's contemporary art. The gallery represents local, national, and international artists and exhibits beautiful paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and other beautiful artworks. The gallery puts on excellent and thought-provoking exhibitions that showcase the tremendous history and culture of the city. This gallery definitely deserves a visit when in the city.