Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2019

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www.summerguidecapecod.com 59 On Main Street and beyond, Hyannis is known for its wonderful food festivals like Shuck, the annual oyster festival, which treats guests to a day of oysters, beer, clam chowder and live music. The Quahog Festival on the Hyan- nis Town Green, Main Street, which offers a raw bar, clam pies, stuffed quahogs and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. The Cape Cod Chowder Festival, at the Cape Cod Melody Tent on 21 West Main Street, lets guests sample different versions of chowder from many of the Cape's best restaurants, which are competing for the coveted "Chowder Bowl". Or enjoy the Scoops for Sloops all-you-can-eat ice cream fest held at Aselton Park at Hyannis Harbor to raise money for Sail Cape Cod's Adaptive Sailing and Com- munity Outreach programs. Visit www.hyannis. com for more information regarding all of these fantastic festivals. Finally, music lovers will enjoy listening to Hyannis's annual Pops by the Sea concert, an important fund raising event for the Arts Foun- dation of Cape Cod. The concert has taken place for over 30 years and features the Bos- ton Pops Esplanade Orchestra led by Conductor Keith Lockhart. This year's event will be August 11, rain or shine. YARMOUTH For tourists looking to go, go, go, the town of Yarmouth is a hotspot for outdoor activities. Land lovers are encouraged to take a walking tour of historic Yarmouth, either self-guided or one of the five offered guided tours, like the Captains' Mile, Village of Yarmouth Port, Old South Yarmouth & Bass River and more. Along the way, visitors will be able to see historic homes, many of which were owned by old sea captains, and other old pieces of architecture dating as far back as the 1600's. Jennifer Werner, Communications Director of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, says one of the not-to-be-missed outdoor attrac- tions is the boardwalk at Grays Beach, which is at 400 Center Street, Yarmouth Port. The board- walk stretches over a salt marsh, giving visitors a chance to glimpse plant and marine life, and lands at Chapin Beach in Dennis. Here, when the tide goes out, small pools are left behind for children to explore. Hungry Guests are invited to savor Yar- mouth's clam chowder, one of the most sought- after meals in town. Some restaurants are re- gionally known for their chowder: The Skipper Restaurant & Chowder House at 152 South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth, and Captain Parker's Pub at 668 Route 28, West Yarmouth, "are number one and number two in New England," Werner says. "The Skipper actually has fried clam chowder, too." Yarmouth also offers a fall event called the Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth, where visitors board a trolley and "sample all the great offerings our restaurants have," Werner says. Participating restaurants prepare appetizer-sized meals so everyone can get a small taste of Yarmouth. Grays Beach Boardwalk Photo courtesy of Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce

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