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The Perfect Day in Yarmouth

Route 6A and Route 28 run through Yarmouth, Yarmouthport. South Yarmouth, West Yarmouth, and Bass River, offering very different, yet equally appealing, classic Cape communities.


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Taking an early morning walk along the Botanical Trails at the Historical Society of Yarmouth (508-362-3021), once the sight of a private golf course. Today, these trails offer several miles of pristine woodland hiking. Follow your walk with breakfast at the elegant-yet-eclectic Optimist Café (508-362-1024) on Route 6A, housed in a stately home built in 1849 by Captain Frederick Howes.


For classic Cape Cod treats, Hallet’s Store (508-362-3362) right across the street offers old fashioned sodas and soul-satisfying ice cream—but for lunch Hallet’s famous clam chowder should be your first choice. A short drive away in Yarmouthport is secluded Gray’s Beach, a great place for a picnic. Take a walk through the conservation area or head to the Bass Hole Boardwalk where you can gaze out over Cape Cod Bay. On Route 6A in Yarmouthport are several fine shops and places to dine including the Borsari Tea Room (508-385-3434) for fresh salads and creative sandwiches like The Ploughman’s Lunch as well as tea choices from around the world.



Keeping the whole family happy on vacation isn’t always easy, but at Captain Parker’s Pub (508-771-4266), it’s hard to go wrong. Fresh seafood, prime cuts of meat, and multi-award-winning New England clam chowder are some of the menu highlights. Less than a mile down on Route 28, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf (508-394-6200) provides two 18-hole courses outfitted with waterfalls, caves, cannons, and all the fixtures for a pirate adventure.

Annual 2013 Event

Yarmouth Art Guild Outdoor Shows
July 7, 14, 21, 28
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