Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2018

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www.summerguidecapecod.com 47 the water, the village of Pocasset is a popular des- tination for kayaking. Cape Cod Kayak, located on 802 MacArthur Blvd., offers convenient kayak rent- als as well as guided tours. Tour destinations vary throughout the summer months, with some circling the Pocasset River; so it's best to call ahead or check Cape Cod Kayak's website before booking. "Great places to paddle in Bourne include the pristine waters of Monks Cove, which gives easy access to Toby Island and the Pocasset River. For the more experienced, a paddle around Bassetts Island and over to Wings Neck Lighthouse is also enjoy- able," explained Kimberly Fernandes, owner of Cape Cod Kayak. "The Back River, a perfect setting for bird and nature enthusiasts alike, boasts no less than five osprey nests and is abundant with several types of waterfowl, as well as mussels, spider crabs and many fin fish. The best way to get to know the area is through a tour with Cape Cod Kayak!" Cape Cod Kayak also hosts Kid's Camps for chil- dren ages 8-14. During the three hour lessons, chil- dren learn basic safety and paddling skills, as well as learning to balance, exiting the kayak, moving forward and backwards and turning strokes. Get the whole family involved in kayaking with a single visit to Cape Cod Kayak in Pocasset. Sandy Memories Await at Sagamore and Monument Beaches Bourne has several pristine beaches,among the- mare Sagamore Beach and Monument Beach, two of the most popular beach destinations in the town. Each beach features clean sand, soothing waves, ample parking and picturesque views of Cape Cod. Located on Standish Road, Sagamore Beach is Bourne's only northern beach, with views of Cape Cod Bay right from one's beach towel. Sagamore Beach has a large sandy area as well as rock jetties, with crashing waves that create a calming, peace- ful summer sound. Nearby on Shore Road lies Monument Beach, a large beach area which is typically less crowded compared to others in the town. This beach fea- tures views of the Bourne entrance to the Cape Cod Canal and the Monument Beach Marina. While at Monument Beach, enjoy the sites of wind- surfers riding the waves, concession stands selling summer drinks and snacks, a volleyball net for be- ginners and professionals alike, as well as a marina filled with boats of all sizes. Butterflies Within Bourne Round out a trip to Bourne by visiting Butterflies of Cape Cod, a serene habitat of native butterflies located on 26 Herring Pond Road. Butterflies of Cape Cod features an outdoor enclosed habitat open seasonally, where a variety of New England area butterflies can be seen. Educational tours are also provided, where visitors learn more about each species, how to protect butterflies and how to en- joy them in our own gardens. Butterflies of Cape Cod is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; so rain or shine, come visit the habitat of Bourne's butterflies. A Great Pub Located within the southwestern part of Bourne is the village of Pocasset. There, at 618 MacAr- thur Boulevard, you will find The Bog Pub. At the bar you can try a craft beer, a handcrafted cocktail or wines on tap while listening to live music. With Chef Kirk FitzGerald's inspired and eclectic menu there are options for everyone to enjoy as they dine indoors or outdoors on the enclosed deck. The locals know "it's worth the U turn" to enjoy this understated tavern. Why Not Visit From beaches and water activities, to butterfly habitats, to glassblowing and everything in be- tween, the villages of Bourne feature endless at- tractions to guarantee an enjoyable, memorable summer vacation on the Cape. Bourne is an ideal destination for friends and families of all ages, with attractions to pique varying interests and hobbies. Be sure to make Bourne a part of your summer stay!• Butterflies of Cape Cod is a serene habitat of native butterflies located on 26 Herring Pond Road. In its out- door enclosed habitat, a variety of New England area butterflies can be seen. Photo courtesy of Butterflies of Cape Cod

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