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Cape Cod Activities
Sandwich you can enjoy swimming, boating and fishing
at saltwater and freshwater beaches; walking and
hiking in more than 1,300 acres of conservation areas;
biking and blading along the seven-mile long path
at the Cape Cod Canal; shopping in quaint Sandwich
Village; visiting the many attractions and museums in town; and golfing at several excellent area courses. Learn more about nearby activities by following the links below:
Hollows Golf Course Owned and operated
by the town of Sandwich, this 18 hole, par 71 championship
layout was carved from 120 wooded acres of rolling
Ridge Golf Club A classic New England
par 3 designed by Geoffrey Cornish, nestled among
the hollies and pines of Sandwich. www.hollyridgegolf.com
Frost Golf Schools www.janefrostgolfschools.com/
Cape Cod Beaches
Dan'l Webster Inn is centrally located to numerous
Neck Beach/Boardwalk: Town Neck Road to Wood Avenue.
East Sandwich Beach: Ploughed Neck Road to North Shore Boulevard.
Wakeby Lake/Ryder Conservation: Cotuit Road to South Sandwich Road.
Cod Canal Bike Paths
pair of paved paths runs on both sides of the Cape
Cod Canal, which separates Cape Cod from the rest
of Massachusetts. They are maintained by the Army
Corps of Engineers, and provide a great place from
which to watch vessels of all sizes and shapes going
through the canal. Approximately 7 miles each way, the Cape Cod Canal
Bike Paths are a favorite with bikers, bladers, strollers
& Places of Interest
W. Burgess Museum & Green Briar Nature Center
The Thornton W. Burgess Society is a non-profit educational organization
founded in 1976 to carry on the pioneering conservation work of author/naturalist
Thornton W. Burgess (1874 - 1965). Mr. Burgess, who was born and grew up
in Sandwich, MA., went on to achieve national and international recognition
for his children's stories that teach lessons of conservation and love
of wildlife. www.thorntonburgess.org
Museum & Gardens
With collections ranging from horticulture and military history to early
American art and artifacts. Visitors can discover 37 antique motor cars,
explore Native American objects and take a spin on a 1912 carousel. www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/
The Museum interprets the history of Sandwich, which began as an English
colonial agricultural community in 1637 and became a great glassmaking
center during the American Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. www.sandwichglassmuseum.org
Dating back to 1685, the original structure has expanded to a saltbox-style
house, then enlarged into a colonial dwelling. It has been operated by
the Nye Family Association as a museum since 1972, occasionally offering
special demonstrations of hearthside cooking, spinning and candle making.
A working 17th century grist mill, featuring a 54-inch French Burl millstone.
Built in 1654 on Shawme Pond in the town center, the Mill offers tours and sells
fresh ground corn on premises.
The oldest house on Cape Cod was built in 1675 for Reverend John Smith,
his wife Susanna and their 13 children. Purchased by the town in 1950,
the house was restored and period furniture added.
Half a million fish, mostly trout, are raised
here for the propose of stocking the state's many ponds.
The Sandwich Boardwalk crosses Mill Creek and beautiful marshes, leading
to a lovely public beach on Cape Cod Bay. Stretching over 1000 feet in
length, the original wooden walkway was virtually destroyed by Hurricane
Bob in 1991. Residents and supporters, including The Dan'l Webster Inn
rebuilt the Boardwalk by selling over 1700 personalized planks. It remains
one of Sandwich's unique treasures, offering scenic views from the Cape
Cod Canal to Scorton Creek.