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.
Dichiarata zona protetta dal Governo degli Stati uniti nel 1961, i circa 18,000 ettari di costa del Cape Cod National Seashore offrono meravigliose viste e uno sguardo nella natura e nella storia di questa zona. Il parco ha sei spiagge dove si può nuotare, percorsi naturalistici, aree pic-nic, laghetti di acqua dolce, antichi fari e residenze in stile locale. Il parco è perfetto per una gita in giornata, ma se volete fermarvi ci sono vari resort, alberghi e motel, ma nessuno sulla spiaggia.
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.
Ci sono pochi modi migliori per vedere le attrattive di Provincetown, di questo pittoresco tour a bordo di un tram. I tram partono ogni mezz'ora dal Town Hall (municipio) su Commercial St e fanno il giro del National Seashore ed altri siti d'interesse, per circa 40 minuti. La sera le corse iniziano alle 17.
A whale watch is a must when visiting Cape Cod. Step aboard a 100-foot boat and travel past the Cape Cod National Seashore to the open ocean. The boats concentrate on an area known as the Stellwagen Bank - a deep fissure in the ocean floor that is home to a favorite whale delicacy, the sand eel. Naturalists narrate during the cruises. There is a snack bar on board and passengers can bring their own picnic. The trip takes about four hours.
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.
Working from MacMillan Pier, Dolphin boasts one of the largest whale watching fleets on the East Coast; if no whales are sighted, all passengers receive a free ticket for a future excursion. Their ships are built specifically for whale watching in the utmost comfort. All instructions and signs come in five languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese.