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Eastham and Cape Cod Attractions

Audubon Sanctuary

Wellfleet Bay provides serenity and beauty on the hillsides and shoreline overlooking Wellfleet Harbor. Hike five miles of scenic nature trails to a panoramic salt marsh, ponds, sandy beach, and pine woodlands with diverse wildlife and shorebirds. The sanctuary features a "green" nature center with exhibits, aquariums and a beautiful butterfly and hummingbird garden.

Cape Cod Scenic Railroad

Experience four scenic and exciting excursions. The Food Network featured the Elegant Dinner Train as one of the country's top dinner trains. Recapture the romance of a by-gone era while enjoying a five-course gourmet meal served on white linens as you journey through Cape Cod. Named one of the top ten scenic train rides in the country by USA Today, the two-hour Scenic Excursion Train passes beautiful cranberry bogs, woodlands and lush marshes between Hyannis and the Cape Cod Canal.
Visit http://www.capetrain.com

Cape Cod Melody Tent

Located in Hyannis, the Cape Cod Melody Tent features concerts, live music, plays, events and shows. For more than 50 years, it's been one of the Cape's best places to see a concert.

Cape Playhouse

Located in nearby Dennis, the Cape Playhouse is America's Oldest Professional Summer Theatre. Enjoy day and evening performances of Broadway plays, comedies, mysteries and musicals, as well as a children's theatre.

Fishing Charters

Field & Stream magazine notes that Cape Cod is the best striped bass fishing destination in the world for saltwater anglers. Reel Deal Fishing Charters (www.fishreeldeal.com) specializes in fishing trips out of Pamet Harbor, Truro and Falmouth to catch striped bass, blues, tuna, codfish and fluke. Blue Claw Boat Tours (www.blueclawboattours.com) offers fishing, sightseeing and seal cruises from Orleans to Chatham.

Nauset Lighthouse

Located within the Cape Cod National Seashore, Nauset Light is one of the most famous lighthouses on the east coast. Originally built in 1887, it moved to Eastham from Chatham in 1923 to replace the Three Sisters. This working lighthouse is visible from 15.5 miles out to sea.

Old Eastham Windmill

Located on the Town Green, Eastham Windmill was originally constructed by Thomas Paine in Plymouth in 1680. Moved to Eastham in 1793, this windmill is the oldest working historical windmill on Cape Cod, and still occasionally used to grind corn.

Wellfleet Flea Market

Cape Cod's biggest best flea market features more than 200 vendors, as well as a kid's playground and a snack bar. The entire family will love shopping for for Cape Cod memorabilia, antiques, gifts, arts and crafts and bargains galore.

Martha's Vineyard

Hop on the Martha's Vineyard Ferry near our hotel and explore this beautiful island escape. Each of the Island's six towns offers spectacular beaches, harbors, shops, restaurants, performing arts and attractions. Enjoy fantastic concerts during the summer.


  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    From the Southern tip of Monomoy Island off Chatham to Provincetown, Cape Cod National Seashore preserves the area's most beautiful natural surroundings and 30 miles of the pristine seashore on the Atlantic Coast. Considered the "Gateway to the National Seashore," Eastham boasts two gorgeous beaches - Coast Guard and Nauset Light.
  • Coast Guard Beach

    Named one of the "Top Ten Beaches in the World" by Dr. Beach, Coast Guard is 5 minutes from our hotel. This stunning Eastham beach is the perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing, hiking, and surfing.
  • Nauset Lighthouse Beach

    One mile north of Coast Guard Beach on Ocean View Drive in Eastham, this broad, sandy beach is a beautiful place for swimming, sunbathing and hiking. Walk or bike the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail or hike the trail to the Three Sisters lighthouses through the pine forest.
  • Cape Cod Bay Beaches

    The western border of Eastham is lined with six miles of beautiful beaches overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Just as magical as the National Seashore, Cape Cod Bay offers calmer and warmer waters, amazing low tide flats and breathtaking sunsets. The most notable and largest Eastham bay beach is First Encounter, where the native Indians first encountered the pilgrims in 1620.
  • Rock Harbor

    Known for its radiant sunsets, Rock Harbor is a small beach and marina on Orleans' Cape Cod Bay. Low tide sand flats and acres of sand bars are a playground for everyone. Rock Harbor conjures images of magical sunsets, romance, beauty, nature, and sand castles at low tide.

Cape Cod National Seashore Biking

  • Province Lands Bike Trail

    This five mile loop offers a hilly trail winding through beech and oak forests, sand dunes and freshwater ponds.
  • Head of the Meadow Bike Trail

    Explore this level trail that skirts the edge of a freshwater marsh and provides glimpses of the marsh and dunes - two miles each way.
  • Nauset Bike Trail

    Starting at the National Seashore Visitor Eastham Center, this 2 ¼ mile trail ends at Coast Guard Beach. Enjoy magnificent vistas of the salt marsh and the Atlantic Ocean as you trek along the seashore. This trail can be shortened by starting at the Doane Rock picnic area.

Hiking Trails

  • Buttonbush Trail

    Buttonbush Trail at Salt Pond Visitor's Center is a short trail designed for the visually handicapped with a rope guide and interpretive text panels in braille and large lettering.
  • Fort Hill Trail

    Fort Hill Trail runs through the Rural Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers spectacular views of Nauset Marsh, Nauset Spit and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Nauset Marsh Trail

    Nauset Marsh Trail is a half-mile loop that skirts Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh and returns through transitional forest and fields. The area is suited for studies of salt marsh ecosystems and upland succession, and offers excellent bird watching.
  • Eastham Hiking Trails

    The town also offer many lesser known hiking trails with a rich variety of habitats, including the seasonal herring run from Bridge Pond, wildflower meadows, fresh-water ponds and fantastic bird watching opportunities. Check out the National Seashore's Salt Pond Visitor's Center or Eastham Information Center for trail info.


  • Cape Cod Children's Museum

    When you're looking for things to do on Cape Cod that inspire creativity, there's no better place than this family attraction in Mashpee. Little ones can play musical instruments, put on a puppet show, play post office, descend into a real submarine and create arts and crafts projects like magnets.
  • John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

    A can't-miss Cape Cod attraction, the JFK Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod - relaxing with family and sailing on the ocean he was so constantly drawn. The exhibit features 80 photographs spanning the years 1934 to 1963, and arranged in thematic groupings to reflect John F. Kennedy, his family, friends and the Cape he loved. The museum also features a video narrated by Walter Cronkite that depicts the president's experiences on the Cape.
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Located in Brewster, this museum encourages the discovery of the natural environment. Surrounded by 300 acres of conservation land, the museum features interactive displays and exhibits that showcase whales, indigenous birds, plants and the coastal evolution of Cape Cod. Museum aquariums house fish, turtles, snakes, frogs, crustaceans and mollusks. Explore three nature trails that meander through woodland, salt marsh and the shore of Cape Cod Bay or join guided walks. Check out lectures, workshops, children's programs, and the Museum Store.
  • Cape Museum of Fine Art

    The Cape Museum of Fine Arts focuses on the prominent artists of Cape Cod and preserves their work. Experience the beauty in exhibits in seven galleries, relax in the sculpture garden, treat kids to special summer classes, or catch a movie in the Screening Room. The Cape beckons and inspires fine artists with its brilliant light, its enhanced colors, its scenes of simple natural beauty, and its people. Visit www.cmfa.org
  • Swift-Daly House

    The Swift-Daly House is located on Route 6 next to the Post Office. Built in 1741, its bowed roof is typical of early houses built by ship carpenters, with wide board floors, deep kitchen fireplaces and narrow stairways. Completely furnished, its collection includes period clothing, china, Indian artifacts, quilts and household items. Check out the Tool Museum displaying hundreds of unusual and unique New England tools.
  • The Penniman House

    Located on Governor Prence Road at Fort Hill, Penniman House was built in 1868 by Captain Edward Penniman in the Second Empire style. A favorite of architecture and history buffs, it is one of the most resplendent sea captains' homes on Cape Cod.
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