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Having a Look at Orleans' Freshwater Ponds
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, February 17, 2020

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When spending your vacation in Orleans, Massachusetts, you'll probably want to check out well-known attractions like the Cape Cod National Seashore, Rock Harbor Creek, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, Little Pleasant Bay, and the Jonathan Young Windmill.

At the same time, there's a lesser-known side to Orleans that is equally as entertaining. 

This alternative version of Orleans is hidden from the masses that flock to this town of fewer than 6,000 people every summer.

That's because Orleans h...

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Jackknife Cove: A Hidden Gem on the Lower Cape
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, February 10, 2020

Jackknife Cove

While the beaches on Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound, along with the Cape Cod National Seashore, get much of the attention on the Lower Cape, there are quieter places to spend your day that are just as enjoyable.

Jackknife Cove, for example, sits where Harwich and North Chatham meet, right on Pleasant Bay, and provides a serene, relaxing environment for locals and visitors alike.

If you want to spend a day with space to do your own thing, and without having to fight for a parking spot...

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Sailing on the Liberte During Your Cape Cod Vacation
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, February 3, 2020

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When you take a vacation to the Cape, you'll undoubtedly have a lot of activities to fit into your time here.

After all, you'll likely want to hit the beach, do some antiquing, explore some hiking trails, and play a round of golf, to name a few possibilities.

You might also wish to take a boat tour into one of the bodies of water that surround Cape Cod, as there are sailings into Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound, and Vineyard Sound, as well as trips into the Atlantic off the Cape's East Coas...

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The Past and Present of Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, January 27, 2020

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Have you ever wondered why Cape Cod has such a massive ice cream scene?

It seems as though you can't walk more than a couple of blocks on some parts of the Cape without coming across an ice cream shop, as locals and visitors alike expect to find these sweet treats everywhere in the summer.

While we don't know why Cape Cod ice cream is so popular, Four Seas Ice Cream might have something to do with it.

You see, there was a time when Four Seas Ice Cream was a known hangout for members o...

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Yes, Cape Cod Has Mountain Biking, Too
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Although the paved bike paths on Cape Cod get much of the attention, there is an active mountain bike scene here, too. In fact, those in-the-know report that the Cape is becoming a mountain bikers' mecca thanks to the hundreds of miles of maintained trails found here.

If you're able to bring your mountain bike to your Cape Cod vacation rental, you'll have access to all of these trails, as many are minutes from the downtown sections of the Cape's largest towns.

Here's what you need to know a...

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The Shankpainter Pond Wildlife Sanctuary – Home of the Quaking Bog
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, January 13, 2020

Quaking Bog

Provincetown is known for a lot of things, as it's an artists colony that has perhaps Cape Cod's best nightlife, and features two of the region's most popular beaches.

The town is also known for its Carnival celebration, its incredible dining scene, and the bustling atmosphere along Commercial Street.

Basically, Provincetown is a place you can head for near any Cape Cod activity, and it'll rarely disappoint.

But did you know that Provincetown is also home to the Shankpainter Pond Wildli...

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Spending a Night Out at the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar in Dennis
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, January 6, 2020

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Although it is home to some great restaurants, a couple of performing arts venues, and a movie theater, Dennis, Massachusetts, isn't exactly known for its nightlife.

One exception is the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, a unique venue featuring a diverse menu, outstanding drink options, live entertainment, and an on-site art gallery.

The Harvest Gallery Wine Bar isn't a place to party, but it provides a cultural atmosphere where you can enjoy some drinks, have a bite to eat, and listen to live ...

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