Cape Cod Central Railroad
Chugging along the tracks of the Cape Cod Central Railroad on a vintage train provides sweeping views of picturesque villages, dunes, and salt marshes. It’s the perfect backdrop for a fun and educational family outing. This summer, climb aboard for the Narrated Scenic Train and Family Supper Train, complete with delicious food prepared onboard by an executive chef and plenty of entertainment for the kids. The fun continues this fall with “Character Weekends” featuring Curious George and the Berenstain Bears as well as a Halloween ride where children can come aboard in costume. In addition, the Polar Express returns for holiday fun in December. All the rides run from Hyannis to Buzzards Bay, passing by the historic sights of Sandwich and Barnstable. For a schedule and more information, visit www.capetrain.com or call 508-771-3800.
Buzzards Yacht Club Sailing School
The waters that surround Cape Cod are playgrounds that are just as luring as any you will find on land, and the Buzzards Yacht Club Sailing School helps create the newest generation of sailors. The school teaches the art of sailing to children age eight to 18. The curriculum covers subject matter for all experience levels: First-timers play games to learn the basics of water safety, for example, while more accomplished sailors have the opportunity to race in weekly regattas. Students learn to sail on a variety of boats including 420’s, Widgeons, and Optimist Dinghies. Lessons are available in weekly packages that meet Monday through Thursday and run through August 23. For more information or to register for classes, visit www.buzzardssailing.org or call 508-563-9757.