Visiting Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands
By: Stephen Kota | Publisher
Cape Cod Xplore is an in-depth resource that lets visitors take a closer look at the landscape, history, art, and culture of Cape Cod and the surrounding islands of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and the Elizabeth islands (known as Nashon by the native Americans). Whether you’re a returning visitor or someone who’s discovering the beauty of the islands for this first time, this blog aims to bring new places, activities and things to your attention, so that you can explore every corner of these breathtaking islands and find the best places to visit in Cape Cod.
Visit iconic spots like the Knob in Falmouth, Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Nauset Beach in Orleans and raw wilderness like the Beech Forest in the Cape Cod National Seashores and Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dive into the Island’s unique art scene at many of its contemporary art galleries. These galleries follow in the tradition of modernist painters like Charles Webster Hawthorne and E. Ambrose Webster, who made Cape Cod one of the country’s premier art colonies during the twentieth century. Performance art, too, is still alive and well on the islands.
Discover the islands’ rich culture, which inspired writers like Herman Melville, by visiting iconic towns like Barnstable, Provincetown, and Nantucket. In Sandwich, learn about early industry at the Sandwich Glass Museum. In Hyannis, discover the rich maritime history at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. And in Provincetown, find out about the unique social structures of eighteenth-century pirates at the Whydah Pirate Museum.
Further your exploration and discovery journey by utilizing the Cape Cod Xplore Interactive Map that guides you to hiking & biking trails, beaches, lighthouses, historic sites, boat launches, performing arts centers, scenic spots, gardens and farms and herring runs, just to name a few.
Whether you’re interested in nature, history, art, or culture, there’s something for you here on the islands. The only way to find out what that is – is to start exploring.
Meet the Cape Cod Xplore Crew!