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2017 Life Annual Guide: Nantucket

Madaket, Nantucket, Siasconset

Magnificent and rugged, elegant and expensive, historic and eminently enjoyable: these are just some of the terms that come to mind when considering Nantucket. Located about 27 miles from Hyannis, the island offers a beautiful backdrop for many recreational endeavors to go with a healthy selection of restaurants and cultural venues.
Visitors who arrive on the ferry step off…

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2017 Life Annual Guide: Martha’s Vineyard

Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury (Vineyard Haven), West Tisbury

Martha’s Vineyard is a short ferry ride or flight from the mainland, yet with its unique geography and island charms, it’s truly a world unto itself. Famous for many reasons, including the celebrities and Presidents who regularly vacation on the island as well as a certain Steven Spielberg film that was shot…

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2017 Life Annual Guide: Outer Cape


Eastham, North Eastham

Known as the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham is home to breathtaking scenery, a bevy of beaches, and beaucoup opportunities for outdoor recreation. The town also has an exciting history—and some historically good restaurants.
Located at the entrance to the seashore, The Salt Pond Visitor Center provides information on the whole of the seashore—a U.S. National…

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2017 Life Annual Guide: Lower Cape


Brewster, East Brewster, West Brewster

In search of a community with a remarkable history, a one-of-a-kind topography, countless seaside activities, and fine dining to boot? Brewster is that place!
Situated along Cape Cod Bay, Brewster has always been tied to the sea, and over the years many sea captains have made their homes here. Visitors can explore many of these grand residences,…

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2017 Life Annual Guide: Mid Cape


Barnstable, Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, West Barnstable

The largest town on Cape Cod, Barnstable occupies 76 square miles at the center of the peninsula, has beaches and harbors along both Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound, and consists of seven villages—each with its own distinctive charm. In short, Barnstable is the hub of Cape Cod, and there’s a lot here…

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2017 Life Annual Guide: Upper Cape

Bourne Village, Bournedale, Buzzards Bay, Cataumet, Gray Gables, Monument Beach, Pocasset, Sagamore, Sagamore Beach

The town of Bourne, with its famous “Cape Cod” shrubberies welcoming visitors to the peninsula and pleasant villages on either side of the Cape Cod Canal, is a top destination spot for visitors and locals. In and of itself, the canal is a must-explore attraction with 13-1/2 miles of…

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Celebrate the harvest at Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers & Artisans Market

Locally grown produce, freshly baked treats, and handmade crafts and products are just a sampling of what can be found at Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers & Artisans Market, held downtown on Cambridge and North Union Streets, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through October 15.
Participating farmers, crafters, and other vendors are all Nantucket residents, and the products for sale are…

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Chappaquiddick—an island that’s tough to spell but hard to forget

If you want to get away from it all this fall—if only for a day or a few hours—the Martha’s Vineyard island of Chappaquiddick may be just the place for you.
Visitors traveling to “Chappy” generally bring their cars or bikes aboard the On Time II ferry for a quick (527 feet) journey across Edgartown Harbor. It’s a small, quiet place…

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Harvesting 101—Harwich company offers cranberry bog tours

For a behind-the-scenes look at how Cape Cod’s best-known fruit is grown, harvested, and marketed, consider spending a few hours learning about the life of a cranberry bog. Located at 1601 Factory Road in Harwich, Cape Cod Cranberry Bog Tours offers informational tours of the bog all year long.
On the tour, visitors of all ages can learn about the different…

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Experience the beauty of nature at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

If your idea of an ideal autumn day includes peaceful walks, fresh salt air, and glimpses of native wildlife, consider spending a few hours exploring Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, a nature area of some 1,000 acres overlooking Wellfleet Bay.
The sanctuary features flora, fauna, and five miles of hiking trails. “Each trail offers a different walking experience and a…

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