The Perfect Day in Sandwich
Holding the mantle of Cape Cod’s oldest town, Sandwich is packed with history. The picturesque town village is full of antique charm. Historic homes stand as testaments to the town’s storied past. Unique cultural attractions in Sandwich include several fine museums.
Enjoy a sweet taste of colonial Cape Cod at the Dunbar Tea Room (508-833-2485) in quaint Sandwich village. Early risers can enjoy teas from around the world and sample classic teatime treats like scones and crumpets. Up a winding country road past tranquil Shawme Pond is Heritage Museums and Gardens (508-888-3300), offering natural and cultural treasures. Walk through 100 acres of superb gardens where something is always in bloom, or explore three museums featuring unusual exhibits.
Cruise up Route 6A to Momo’s Food Emporium (508-888-3633) for the perfect picnic lunch. Choose from an extensive list of salads, award-winning sandwiches, and tasty desserts. Next, take a stroll through historic Sandwich Village, which offers plenty of destinations for charm, including the fascinating Sandwich Glass Museum (508-888-0251) and a number of unique shops like The Spotted Cod (508-888-8263).
Underneath the last rays of sunlight, take a walk across the Sandwich Boardwalk off Jarves Street. This trek over a salt marsh, a winding creek, and dunes ends at Town Neck beach with rewarding views of Cape Cod Bay. When Hurricane Bob destroyed the original boardwalk in 1991, locals donated planks inscribed with their names or quips, making for interesting reading along the way. After night falls, stop into the Dan’l Webster Inn (508-888-3622), an eatery with a 300-year-old legacy, for dinner and a nightcap.
Annual 2013 Event
Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show
July 6, 2013
More info: www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org