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Bass River • South Yarmouth • West Yarmouth • Yarmouth • Yarmouthport

Things to do

Edward Gorey House Devotees of offbeat art shouldn’t miss the Edward Gorey House (, 508-362-3909) in Yarmouthport. The work of the renowned author, illustrator, playwright, and set and costume designer appeared in The New Yorker and in works by T.S. Eliot, John Updike, and other authors. He is probably best known for the animated opening of the PBS television series Mystery! Gorey’s former home—he died in 2000—has been transformed into a museum showcasing his work and his concern for animal welfare.

For the kid in you and the children in your life, there is no lack of entertainment in Yarmouth. Miniature-golf lovers flock to Pirate’s Cove (, 508-394-6200), which boasts a pair of groomed 18-hole courses and Blackbeard’s arcade.

ZooQuarium (, 508-775-8883), with its petting zoo, aquarium and tidal touch pool, is another hit with the kids.

Beach it

Anglers will love the fishing pier at Smuggler’s Beach, where a jetty also offers a place to cast off for stripers and blues. Smuggler’s, also known as Bass River Beach, is located at the mouth of Bass River in South Yarmouth, and has ample parking, a snack bar, and restrooms.

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Donna Scaglione is a freelance writer living in Falmouth.

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