Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2021

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www.summerguidecapecod.com 99 The Pilgrim Monument Three nature trails can also be found on the property where visitors learn more about the woodlands, salt marshes, beaches and creeks that are home to Cape Cod's landscape. Guided walks are offered daily throughout the summer. Hidden Gems to Explore Beyond these top attractions, there's a massive amount of history and culture throughout Cape Cod of which many may not be aware. Taylor has a few recommendations that are family- friendly in nature, as well as filled with color to further portray the uniqueness and beauty of the area. "Most towns in the Cape have a historical soci- ety," explained Taylor. "They are smaller muse- ums run by volunteers. They can be visited and done in about an hour or two -- it's a perfect rainy morning activity. A lot of the historical so- ciety museums don't charge for admission, so it's a great way to immerse yourself in the Cape without spending much time or funds." Taylor added: "The people running these mu- seums are really committed to their institutions. They want to share knowledge with visitors, both the locals and those touring on the Cape. I encourage everyone to take advantage of that opportunity and go talk to them!" Due to implications brought on by COVID-19, Taylor and the Cape Cod Museum Trail plan- ning committee realize that this year, there's a natural appetite for outdoor, family-friendly ac- tivities. For this reason, the Cape Cod Museum Trail is raising greater awareness of the outdoor nature trails that several museums across the area have to offer. Some of Taylor's top recommended outdoor walks include the trails belonging to the Histori- cal Society of Old Yarmouth, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Toad Hall, Cahoon Museum of Art, Falmouth Museums on the Green, Historical Society of Yarmouth, Chatham Marconi RCA- Wireless Museum, Thorton Burgess and the Pil- grim Landing Trail, to name a few. "Many have heard of the Pilgrim Landing Trail; but this year, our goal is to have mini trails off of it," said Taylor. "For instance, if you're interest- ed in maritime history, there will be a maritime- focused trail. For children, we'll have a family trail." Taylor explained that each trail will be tagged with its specific theme, so families can plan for their outdoor adventures accordingly. Many museums will also be featuring outdoor exhib- its as the weather warms up, so visitors are en- couraged to check the Cape Cod Museum Trail website to stay up to date on the latest outdoor events and happenings. For more information on the Cape Cod Muse- um Trail project, or any local attractions span- ning Cape Cod, please visit www.capecodmu- seumtrail.com Visitors and locals alike are highly encouraged to take advantage of the compre- hensive, one-stop resource, which is completely free of charge and meant to serve as a doorway to all the community has to offer. Don't want to miss the latest updates? Then subscribe to the Cape Cod Museum Trail newsletter for the latest news and information, and follow the organization on Twitter and Face- book. Photo courtesy of the Cape Cod Museum Trail

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