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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

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

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

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
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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Warm memories, quality goods & community spirit

These beloved country stores offer gifts and goodies, and make for friendly gathering spots

Scouting a variety of country and general stores on the Cape and Islands made me happier than a kid in a candy shop. Not only did research entail filling a penny candy basket with childhood favorites, I also met the hardest working business owners I have ever known,…

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This holiday party never ends!

Monty’s of Provincetown sparkles with dazzling Christmas ornaments, Yuletide nostalgia, and holiday cheer all throughout the year

He grew up poor in a housing project. His father died when he was young, and his mother worked in a factory. He was one of six children at home, and sometimes there wasn’t enough food to go around. Despite the challenges his family faced,…

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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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