Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2018

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Page 74 of 147 73 By Jessica Messier On Cape Cod, the town of Brewster is a hub of rich history, science, nature and the arts. Bordered by Dennis, Harwich, and Orleans, Brewster is the beating heart of the Lower Cape and an arm's length away from Cape Cod Bay. The town's main street is the Old King's Highway, which is state highway Route 6A. Along the way, visitors can check out Brewster's old mills, which got its economy pumping back in the 1600's, see beau- tiful antique sea captain's homes or visit its more than 33 art and antiques galleries. The enchanting Wisteria Antiques, a lavender Victorian home at 1199 Route 6A, offers a trea- sure trove of hand painted porcelain, Limoges, venetian art glass, and accessories from every pe- riod, making it a decorator's dream. The Mews at Brewster Antiques, 2926 Route 6A, is comprised of six knowledgeable dealers offering a fine selection from which to find a special one of a kind piece. Sydenstricker Glass at 490 Route 6A is celebrating its 50th year in business. Visit their bright and spa- cious gallery to shop thousands of timeless and tra- ditional pieces, each handcrafted right in Brewster. Visitors are welcomed to tour the workshop locat- ed beneath the gallery from Monday to Friday be- tween 9AM and 2PM. As one of the Cape's premier needlework shops, Town Ho Needleworks at 1912 Route 6A, is a haven for canvas and cross stich fab- ric by the yard and offers a fantastic collection of specialty threads. They also have a unique collec- tion of fine art needlepoint, crewel and counted cross stitch. At many other stops along The Old King's Highway visitors will meet Brewster's well-known artists-in-residence, many of whom have work- ing studios where they can be observed practicing their craft. If visitors are itching to explore the outdoors, Brewster is known as Cape Cod's ecotourism desti- nation. The town has unique natural assets of more than 5,000 acres of conservation land, which con- tain walking and biking trails, salt and fresh water beaches, ponds and forests, open and ready for curious citizen scientists. For the history buffs and art seekers, Brewster's cultural assets include world class attractions, including a natural history muse- um, awarding-winning live theatre, renowned art- ists and chefs, historic architecture that is now used as 5-star inns and professional offices, and farms and education facilities. Many visitors flock to Brewster to snap open a towel on the sand, soak up the sun, and dip Walking to Paines Creek, Brewster Photo courtesy of Kyle HInkle, Brewster COC Beautiful

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