2018 MusingsTown Info & News

Springtime on the Outer Cape

By April 9, 2018 No Comments

While traveling to Provincetown in the summer can be a challenge, the off-season traffic can have its surprises. This is the time of year when they must do all the repairs and upgrades to the infrastructure to accommodate the coming summer traffic.
Please check online information for the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges.

The spring of 2018 will affect the Sagamore Bridge. This bridge needs to be replaced so in the meantime it needs yearly upkeep. The Sagamore will have one lane closed in each direction seven days a weeks and 24 hours a day until Memorial Day. Expect extreme delays until the work is completed!!

One can alternately come onto the Cape by way of the Bourne Bridge and then travel along the canal to Route 6. When leaving the Cape, one could go to Hyannis and then travel Route 38 to the Bourne bridge. Otherwise fly on inexpensive off-season Cape Air and we will pick you up, and the boats begin in early May.

Whale Watch on the Dolphin Fleet
They begin the season around April 12. And the Right Whales come to Cape Cod Bay around the same time. Could be a wonderful time to see the springtime migrations in the open ocean.

Dune Tour
In April the Dune Tours should begin and would be a wonderful and quiet time to visit the seashore.

Pilgrim Monument and Museum
They open in April too and if you haven’t made it to the top yet, you should. Also, the museum is quite wonderful with Provincetown history. They are preparing for the 2020 Celebration of the first landing of the Mayflower and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in 1620. A planned funicular is getting off the ground that will bring people from Bradford Street to the Monument. Go see the plans, we think they are great.

Provincetown Association & Art Museum
Always something going on at the Museum. If you haven’t visited, you should. It’s a great museum.

Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
World renowned center, they untangle the whales when they get in trouble, and much more. Sometimes they have exhibits.

Fine Arts Work Center
Check it out, you might be surprised.

Provincetown Library
Great library and building with a ship inside. Kids love it.

Highland Lighthouse in Truro
Climb the lighthouse and Learn the history

Truro Vineyard
Tours and tasting and now producing rum. Also visit Atlantic Spice down the street.

Mass Audubon in Wellfleet
A beautiful walk and informational pavilion on Audubon and the birds.

Edward Gorey House
In Harwich, his private home that has become a museum to his work.

Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory
In Hyannis, they have tours on the makings of potato chips. Interesting process and free samples.

Sandwich Glass Museum
Watch glass blowing and learn the history of Sandwich and return by way of the old Route 6A.

Hyannis to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard
It’s an adventure but in the off season it’s the only time to do it. High Speed Passenger ferry in Hyannis or Car Ferry out of Woods Hole. Go in the morning and come back in the evening or spend the night. Daffodil Festival happens the end of April and starts the season.

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