Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2021

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www.summerguidecapecod.com 96 www.summerguidecapecod.com 25 While many are aware of the pilgrims' landing in Plymouth, Massachusetts, it's a lesser known fact that they originally landed in Provincetown before departing to Plymouth. To commemorate this history, the Pilgrim Landing Trail exists as a means for visi- tors to get fully immersed in the experiences of the pilgrims' stay on Cape Cod. The Pilgrim Landing Trail is a 55-mile trail across the Outer and Lower Cape, perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway fi lled with sightseeing and historical education. The seven museums and stops on the Pilgrim Landing Trail include: The Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum; the Monument on Corn Hill; First Encounter Beach; Chatham Lighthouse; the Atwood House & Museum; the Nickerson Family Homestead; and the Mashpee Wampanoag Museum. According to Mary Taylor, Program Manager of the Cape Cod Museum Trail, this year there are plans to create small trails off of the Pilgrim Landing Trail that cater to visitors' specifi c interests. For example, a maritime trail will feature descriptions of Cape Cod's whaling and fi shing culture along the walk. For more information and real-time updates on the Pilgrim Landing Trail, visit the Cape Cod Museum Trail website: www.capecodmuseumtrail.com. The Pilgrim Landing Trail Historical marker at First Encounter Beach in Eastham. e Pilgrim Landing Trail By Jessica Bettencourt 55 Miles of Local History

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