The Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 937 acres (379.19 hectares) of unblemished forest and scrubland. The sanctuary is home to hundreds of birds, mammals, reptiles, and plant life, making this place perfect for casual strolls amidst the beauty of nature, a bit of bird-watching, and photography. The Silver Spring Trail is a highlight of the sanctuary and should not be missed. The marvelous nature center displays numerous wildlife exhibits. This place is a wondrous green oasis in the midst of Cape Cod's touristy bustle and deserves a visit.
First designated as a protected site by the United States government in 1961, the sprawling 43,607-acre (17,647 hectare) Cape Cod National Seashore offers stunning vistas and a glimpse into the natural and cultural history of the area. The park boasts a number of swimming beaches, as well as nature trails, picnic areas, freshwater ponds, historic lighthouses and Cape Cod-style residences. Avid hikers and explorers will relish the opportunity for adventure offered by the scenic paths slicing across the landscape. The seashore makes a great day trip, but for those who would like to stay longer there are several resorts, hotels and motels nearby.
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.
Provincetown is one of the best beach locations in the United States, and Race Point may be one reason why. Here the Cape Cod Bay waters meet wild Atlantic Ocean waves to create a roiling surge called "The Race." The beach contains the Race Point Lifesaving Museum. It is well guarded in season, has a bath house, and is an overall good location for sunning and swimming. It can also be quite windy here, adding to the feeling that you are facing the elemental ocean at the end of the world.
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.
Few people know that the pilgrims first struck land in Provincetown, on November 21, 1620, before continuing on to Plymouth. While anchored in Provincetown Harbor, the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact, dedicating themselves to a community governed by democratic rule. This tower was built in 1910 to commemorate that landing, was modeled after the clock tower of the Palazzo Pubblico (specifically the Torre del Mangia) in Siena, Italy. A climb to the top affords one of the best views on the entire Cape, and the tower also incorporates the Provincetown Museum.
A beautiful town near Cape Cod, Welfleet is an ideal tourist destination for the summers. Beaches, hiking trails, biking or a visit to the town museum, every thing is available here. While Newcomb Hollow Beach, Cahoon Hollow Beach, White Crest Beach etc are perfect for surfing or swimming the Gull Pond beach is more suited to families with paddle boats and kayaks for rentals. There is also the Province Lands Bicycle Trail or the Cape Cod Rail Trail for those enjoy the outdoors. Besides you can check out the The Wellfleet Flea Market or the famous October Wellfleet OysterFest. With so many options you are sure to get a holiday well spent in Welfleet
The eye-catching mid-19th Century structure on the Main Street stands out from the rest of the buildings in the vicinity due to its Greek Revival architecture. Few of the notable features of the structure are the town clock that shows the time of ships, the 19th-century 738-pipe Hook and Hastings tracker-action organ, a brass chandelier and the huge amphitheater. Concerts and other lively events are held regularly at the church. Besides this, the church opens its doors for everyone to participate in the weekly Sunday prayer services, which is attended by a number of locals.
Theater lovers must visit Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theater (WHAT). The aim of WHAT is to conserve the skills of acting on stage for the sake of education and also to entertain people. They also want to present expert-quality theater to spectators, which is something people hardly find in the area. This small theater group, earlier known as Outermost Cape Performance Company, has traveled a lot in time and finally come to be known as WHAT in 1985. They have won innumerable accolades and many awards for their outstanding stage shows. If you plan to be there, don’t forget to check the dates and the deals on offer on their website.