Cape Cod and All the Pilgrim Land, June 1922, Volume 6, Number 4 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 60 pages of information about Cape Cod and All the Pilgrim Land, June 1922, Volume 6, Number 4.

Truro and Highland Light—­Highland Light is located upon a high bluff overlooking the broad Atlantic in the town of Truro.  The topography of Truro is distinctive and picturesque with sand dunes, rolling hills and salty marshes.  Golf links and good fishing.

Wellfleet—­Wellfleet is a pretty village in which there are good hotels, a land locked harbor, and plenty of shell fish.  Many summer residents have their homes there and it is a favorite camping place.

Eastham—­A town on the lower part of the Cape, quiet and pastoral.  An ideal place for campers and cottagers.

Orleans—­By many considered one of the prettiest places on Cape Cod.  Has hotels and can provide for many boarders in private families.  A fine place for boating and picnics.

[Illustration:  Wharves at Provincetown]

Brewster—­A quiet and peaceful rural town bordering on the bay.  Contains many beautiful ponds within its limits and provides excellent bathing and fishing.

Chatham—­A summer resort town of growing popularity.  Has several first class hotels and numerous cottages.  It is located at the elbow of the Cape, fronts on the Atlantic ocean and has many safe bays and inlets for boating and bathing.  It is noted for its golf links and is destined to become the summer center for golfing enthusiasts.

Harwich—­Consists of numerous villages all of which are attractive for summer residence.  It borders on Nantucket sound, has fine beaches, summer hotels and cottages.  It has a community life in summer that is not surpassed anywhere.

Dennis—­This town reaches entirely across the Cape and is split up into several villages.  On the south side it is bordered by Nantucket sound and on the north by Massachusetts bay.  Has excellent summer hotels and good bathing and fishing.

Yarmouth—­A town with quiet and shady streets, sloping shores and many old residences.  One of the historic towns of the regions and presents a variety of attractions.

Barnstable—­The county seat and largest town on the Cape.  Attractions exceedingly varied.  Noted for the excellence of its clams.

Hyannis—­Known as the Metropolis of the Cape.  It is a center for summer business.  Here are to be found excellent hotels, good stores and attractive tea rooms.  Its main street is lined with summer stores which are branches of New York and Boston’s exclusive shops.  Adjacent to it are Hyannisport, a summer colony of fine residences.  Centerville, Craigville, said to have the finest beach in New England, Osterville (called the little Newport), and Cotuit, one of the prettiest spots along the shores of Vineyard Sound.  This region is growing more and more popular every year as the summer home of people of wealth and refinement and presents all the attractions of resorts which cater to the diversion of vacationists.

Falmouth—­Falmouth is one of the larger villages on the Cape that draws a fine class of summer residents who populate its fine hotels and summer homes.  It has varied scenery as it lies between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.  Its hotels are among the best and for attractiveness cannot be rivalled anywhere.  At Woods Hole, a part of Falmouth, is found another settlement of exclusive character.  Falmouth has several other villages, all with fine hotels, golf links and boat harbors.

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