Best 100 Things To Do on Cape Cod

“It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins, the exact same percentage of salt in our blood, that exists in the ocean”

In July 2010, the Great Places in Massachusetts Commission released the “1,000 Great Places” list, which names 1,000 unique “must-see” sites in Massachusetts. Dozens of Cape Cod & Islands sites made the list! Check them out below….and then come see them all!
Aquinnah
Aquinnah Gay Head Cliffs
Barnstable
Cahoon Museum of American Art, Hyannis Harbor, JFK Museum, Kennedy Family Compound, Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Melody Tent, Sandy Neck Beach, Sturgis Library, The Hyannis National Guard Armory
Bourne
Aptucxet Trading Post Museum, The Herring Run Recreation Area at the Cape Cod Canal, Cape Cod Canal Bike Path, Scusset Beach State Reservation
Brewster
Brewster Museum of Natural History, Cape Cod Rail Trail, Nickerson State Park, Stony Brook Grist Mill, The Brewster Flats, The Crosby Mansion, The Old Mill
Chatham
Chatham Light, Chatham Village, Monomoy Island, The Chatham Fish Pier
Chilmark
Menemsha Harbor
Dennis & Dennisport
Bass River, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Cold Storage Beach, Mayflower Beach, Scargo Tower, Sesuit Harbor
Eastham
Cape Cod National Seashore, Coast Guard Beach, First Encounter Beach, Fort Hill
Edgartown
Cape Poge Light Chappaquiddick Island, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Norton Point, South Beach, Wasque Beach on Chappaquiddick
Falmouth
Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary, Bourne Farm, Falmouth Shining Sea Bikeway, Falmouth Museums on the Green, Highfield Hall, Nobska Point Lighthouse, Spohr Garden on Fells Road, The Knob, Woods Hole, Woods Hole Village
Harwich & Harwichport
Harwich Junior Theatre, Historic downtown Harwich Port
Mashpee
Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Old Indian Church, South Cape Beach, Waquoit Bay
Nantucket
Nantucket Whaling Museum, African Meeting House, Brant Point Lighthouse, Coatue Reserve, Great Point Lighthouse, Jared Coffin House, Madaket, Main Street, Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket Harbor, Nantucket Sound, Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Siasconset Village/Cliff Walk, The Nantucket Boat Basin, The Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum
Oak Bluffs
African American Heritage Trail, Gingerbread Cottages and Tabernacle, Martha’s Vineyard Bike Paths, Sengekontacket Pond, The Flying Horses Carousel, Ocean Park
Orleans
Academy of Performing Arts Playhouse, French Cable Station Museum, Nauset Beach, Rock Harbor
Plymouth
Brewster Gardens to Jenny Pond, Ellisville Harbor State Park, Historic Plymouth Harbor, Jenney Grist Mill, Myles Standish State Forest, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, The Cordage Historical Society in Plymouth
Provincetown
Commercial Street, Pilgrim Monument, Cape Cod National Sea Shore, Hatches Harbor, Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Race Point Lighthouse, The Breakwater’s Rock Passage, Fine Arts Work Center
Sandwich
Benjamin Nye Homestead, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich Grist Mill, Historic Village and Historic District, The Board Walk, Thornton W. Burgess Society
Tisbury
Tuck and Holland, Benjamin and Gannon Shipyard, Shehandoah and Alabama Tall Ships Vineyard Haven Harbor
Truro
Ballston Beach, Beach Point, Highland Light, Highland Links Golf Course, the bike trails through the sand dunes, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
Wellfleet
Cahoon Hollow Beach, Jeremys Point, Marconi Station Site, Mass Audubon Society Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary, Newcomb’s Hollow Beach, The Beachcomber, Town Town Center and Harbor, Uncle Tims Bridge, Wellfleet drive-in
West Tisbury
Alley’s General Store, Field Gallary and Sculpure Garden, Long Point Beach and Conservation Area, Polly Hill Arboretum, Indian Burial Ground
Yarmouth & Yarmouthport
Boardwalk onto the Marsh at Gray’s Beach, Edward Gorey’s House, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Judah Baker Windmill on Bass River