Must sees on a visit to Cape Cod (preferably ones that won't be swamped by touri

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. LowellWriter profile image76
    LowellWriterposted 9 years ago

    Must sees on a visit to Cape Cod (preferably ones that won't be swamped by tourists)

  2. E. A. Wright profile image86
    E. A. Wrightposted 9 years ago

    In the summer, there will be tourists. Period. But crowds are less of an issue at my favorite spot to spend a day on the beach on the Cape: Chatham. The town is cute in a quaint-have-tea-with-grandma way. (None of the flamboyance of Provincetown or the suburban/tourist mess that's closer to the mainland.) It simply and perfectly matched my idea of what a New England seaside town should be. And the beach is great. There's a lighthouse, gulls and the full expanse of the Atlantic stretching out beyond the sandbars.

  3. profile image0
    AphroditeisAloneposted 8 years ago

    Well we all know the place to AVOID would be Hyannis, but that wasn't your question, now was it?! hah.

    This is a very hard question because tourists are everywhere, but
    Harwich is really pretty and old Cape Cod-y, with a beautiful historic library and towne center. A pretty place.

  4. kiwi91 profile image78
    kiwi91posted 7 years ago

    Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Race Point in Provincetown (incredible beach), Monomoy Island off of Chatham, and Chatham Center rank amongst my personal favorites. Like everyone else said, there are going to be tourists no matter what, unless you visit after Labor Day. After Columbus Day, the tourists almost completely vanish.

    If you want to stay away from touristy areas, then avoid Route 28 in Dennis, Hyannis, Harwich, and Yarmouth.  A more authentic Cape experience can be found on Route 6A. Route 6 between Orleans and Provincetown is also very scenic at parts.

  5. Billrrrr profile image82
    Billrrrrposted 7 years ago

    They will be swamped by tourists! It's what we do!  There are only about 200,000 locals on the whole island, but in season there may be a million or more people on the narrow 65 mile long stretch from Bourne to P-town.  In winter, there are about 2,000 peoplel in Provincetown, in summer there are 50,000 and on a rainy day there might be another 50,000 who come just to gawk at the Cape's most colorful town. 

    In Dennis, where the year round population is 15,000 - there are 70,000 in season.  That said, I will give you a place that will take you back 400 years...back to before the Pilgrims landed on Cape Cod (not Plymouth).  It is  Scargo Lake, created by the magic of the Nobscusset indians.  Visit there in prose by following the link to the hub...http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Legend-of-Princess-Scargo-Might-Just-be-TRUE

  6. capecodbull profile image60
    capecodbullposted 6 years ago

    For me, the must see is a Cape Cod Baseball League game.  The CCBL is loaded with Major League Baseball prospects, the games are played in cozy fields all over the Cape and its free.  Vactioning families and local attend both day games and night games and the crowds are manageable.

    Check out a description at: http://capecodbull.hubpages.com/hub/Sai … -Kettleers

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)