By Elizabeth L. Dugger
Cape Cod, the Berkshires, the Litchfield Hills, Nantucket, Martha's winery, Boston, Quabbin Reservoir and alongside the Housatonic – those are only a number of the areas lined during this specified consultant, the single publication that draws jointly all of the actions within the quarter. Take to the paths in kingdom forests, splash round in a rowboat on a quiet inland lake, or get critical with the superior whitewater rafting possibilities in the rustic. An further size in those states is the feel of Colonial and innovative historical past, and Beth Dugger covers all of it. Maps, images, index.
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Bourne, Sandwich, and Mashpee are the towns of the Upper Cape, along with Falmouth and Woods Hole and the smaller villages of Cotuit, Waquoit, Cataumet, Pocasset, New Seabury, and Forestdale. Orientation & Getting Around n 33 n n The Lower Cape includes Chatham, Harwich, Orleans, and Eastham. Then Wellfleet, Truro and North Truro, and Provincetown make up the Outer Cape. n To go “Down Cape” means to go toward the mainland, away from Provincetown. Got it? Provincetown itself is a 19th-century fishing village down underneath, with ships captained by a long tradition of Portuguese ocean-going families, as well as folks whose roots were in England.
PROVINCETOWN: Memorial Day weekend, many gallery openings all over town; Portuguese festival, last weekend of June, % 508-487-2576; Blessing of the Fleet, at end of Portuguese festival; Fourth of July parade, fireworks; Carnival Week, third week of August, % 508-487-2313; annual silent auction for Provincetown AIDS Support Group, Labor Day weekend, % 508-487-9445; Provincetown Arts Festival, second half of September, % 508-487-3424 or 508-487-2313; lighting of the Pilgrim Monument, day before Thanksgiving; weekend after Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Stroll and arts and crafts fairs.
Introduction and equipment. Bear in mind that frostbite happens even at relatively mild temperatures, as long as the wind is blowing; your best advice may come from the morning’s local weather forecasts, which can be extensive and will warn of frostbite, wind changes, and severe temperature drops. Even for the snowbunny who prefers a fireplace and a good book, a sense of what’s happening outside will enhance each day’s pleasure. 28 n Introduction In each regional description there are also tips for sampling some of the less obvious eateries, like tearooms, bakeries, and unusual restaurants.
Adventure Guides to Massachusetts & Western Connecticut (Hunter Travel Guides) by Elizabeth L. Dugger