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Terry Pommett

Don’t-Miss Dining

There’s more to dining on the Cape than clam chowder and broiled scallops (although we are fans of both). For some wonderful, authentic flavors from Cambodia, visit Stir Crazy (, 508-564-6464) in Pocasset, where owner/chef Bopha Samms creates fabulously fragrant dishes—Vegetable Stir Fry with Tofu and Jasmine Rice is a favorite. She’s also known to incorporate the sea’s bounty into her creations, as with her Scallops Khemara.

For delicious fruit smoothies, roll-up sandwiches packed with tuna or chicken salad, and irresistible baked treats, stop at the Daily Brew Coffee House and Café (, 508-564-4755) in Cataumet.

And for that lobster in the rough, don’t miss the Lobster Trap (, 508-759-7600) on the Back River in Monument Beach.

Insider’s Tip

One local naturalist calls it a “mini Eden.” The Four Ponds Conservation Area/Bourne Town Forest, 280 acres off Barlows Landing Road in Pocasset, is named for the four small bodies of water within its boundaries. Here you’ll find a lot of diverse plant and animal life—and some serenity away from the in-season crowds. The trail is a moderate 3.6 miles that takes two to three hours to walk from beginning to end. Be on the lookout for garter snakes, mourning cloak butterflies, and dozens of painted turtles known to sun themselves on tussocks.

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Donna Scaglione is a freelance writer living in Falmouth.

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