2018 Annual Guide: Barnstable
Barnstable • Centerville • Cotuit • Hyannis • Marstons Mills • Osterville • West Barnstable
Sandy Neck Beach Park in West Barnstable offers breathtaking vistas of dunes, with the harbor, Sandy Neck and Cape Cod Bay as backdrops. For fun, check out the “Democrat” and “Republican” benches in front of Centerville’s 1856 Country Store and send a shot to your favorite political junkie.
Hyannis Harbor can’t be beat for life and color. Sit in the sun and people-watch, browse the Artists Shanties, or hop on a harbor tour boat. If it’s quiet you want, visit Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary on the north side in Cummaquid, with lovely trails and gorgeous views. Stop in the visitor’s center for information on natural history, environment and trails.
Mom & Pops:
A true success story, Cape Cod Beer is still a family operation, and one that makes a point of supporting other small businesses. Even if you’re not a beer drinker, try a tour and shop their store. Next door is Summer House Soaps, another small business success—just try to resist the scents!
Celebrate Wine Wednesdays with your friends at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on the third Wednesday of every month. Enjoy wine tasting, music and some great art! In downtown Hyannis, look for the Open Streets festival on April 22, May 20, Sept 23 and Oct. 21—come play in the street! The annual West Barnstable Village Festival takes place in August with festivities throughout the village, including discounted train rides.
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