Truro is truly the Cape's hidden gem. Nestled in the dunes between the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay, Truro is known for its hilly terrain, kettle ponds and open wooded land.
Beautiful homes and cozy cottages dot the landscape of this quintessential Cape Cod town. What Truro lacks in population, it makes up for in community spirit. The weekly farmers market and summer concerts bring folks together as does the annual Truro Treasures Weekend each September.
This artsy and agricultural town is home to the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Highlands Center, the former North Truro Air Force Station. History buffs won't want to miss a tour of Highland Lighthouse (the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod) and the Highland House Museum, home of the Truro Historical Society.
When one thinks of Truro, one may not think it’s a town that rocks—but does it ever! Truro is home to the Payomet Performing Arts Center where each summer, the lineup gets better and better. Big name jazz, blues, rock and folk stars including Los Lobos, Mavis Staples, Rickie Lee Jones, Jefferson Starship and Arlo Guthrie fill many a summer night with beautiful music.
Foodies will enjoy the savory offerings of the town's several popular restaurants and fish markets and a taste of the locally produced wine at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod. Wine not your thing? The Vineyard now produces their own hand-crafted rum, Twenty Boat.
If you love the outdoors, you'll love Truro. Kayak down the Pamet, bike, hike or surf the waves off Ballston Beach. Golfers will enjoy the challenge of the historic nine-hole Highland Links Golf Course perched atop a cliff overlooking the ocean.
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Things to Do in Truro
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