Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2018

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Page 75 of 147 74 their toes in the crisp New England salt water. For beaches, Brewster is famous for the Brewster Flats, a natural phenomenon that occurs twice a day, when the tide recedes from Cape Cod Bay. When the tide ebbs, the ocean floor is exposed, as well as the sea life it houses. Tide pools are revealed, too - families can find them at all of Brewster's seven bayside beaches, and spend time exploring them. At Paine's Creek Beach, located in West Brew- ster, the main attraction is the creek itself, in which visitors can swim and cool off. Along the creek there is a grassy shore, perfect for a blanket picnic and summertime walks. From Paine's Creek Beach and other west end beaches, visitors can observe a number of aquaculture grants where fishermen are raising oysters. Visitors are welcome to watch the fishermen work and talk to them about their trade. On days when visitors are looking to lounge on a long stretch of sand, Crosby Landing Beach, located on Crosby Lane in East Brewster, is where to go. On busy days, its large parking lot and ad- ditional parking options are sought after, especially since each lot is a short walk from the beach itself. When the sun sets here, and at all of Brewster's bayside beaches, visitors can watch the summer sky colors melt together behind Cape Cod Bay. With all beaches open until 10 p.m., visitors can pack a nighttime picnic and enjoy the salt and sand smells under a star-freckled New England sky. Even when the skies open, Brewster has plenty to do on rainy days. Families are welcome to explore the Cape Cod Museum of Natural His- tory, located at 869 Main Street, which serves as the Cape's source of history, center of nature edu- cation, and steward of conservation land. Families can drop in on programs, classes, panels, work- shops, walks, fieldtrips and other activities to in- spire the curious minds of history buffs and citizen scientists alike. For a deeper taste of history, fami- lies can tour the Stony Brook Grist Mill and Muse- um, at 830 Stony Brook Road and Windmill Village, at 51 Drummer Boy Road, to see how the town's early settlers conducted business and earned a liv- ing. Visitors can also see demonstrations of how the settlers used the mills to grind corn and can even purchase freshly made cornmeal. Bookworms and visitors looking for some peace and quiet indoors should pay a visit to the Brewster Book Store at 2648 Main Street. Open year round this charming store is filled to the brim with books, including an extensive children's sec- tion, games, toys, greeting cards and gifts. Brew- ster Book Store also offers regular book signings, events and story times. Visitors looking for more dynamic, family-friendly entertainment can see a show at the Cape Rep Theatre, located at 3299 Route 6A. With both an indoor and outdoor the- ater, The Cape Rep Theatre's past shows include Men on Boats, Billy Elliot the Musical, A New Brain, and Boundless. When it's time to get something to eat, Brew- ster offers multiple menus that serve up the meals Cape Cod is known for. Built in 1948, and celebrat- ing its 70th anniversary, Cobie's Seafood is a classic clam shack serving up New England favorites, like lobster rolls, clam rolls, fried fish platters, burgers, fries, hotdogs and shakes. Located at 3260 Main Street, families can take out or eat at one of the picnic tables on the outside patio. Visitors looking for a "date night" restau- rant, or who have a fancier palate, are welcomed to Chillingsworth. Housed in the 300 year old, six- acre, Chillingsworth Foster Estate at 2449 Main Street in Brewster. Diners have their choice be- tween the formal dining room or the more casual Chill's Bistro located in a relaxed greenhouse and gallery setting. For more than 40 years Chilling- sworth has been among the Cape's premier restau- rants. "French fare with a formal flare and a bit of countryside elegance" - ZAGAT Offering something for everyone Brewster re- ally is a classic Cape Cod town.• Herring Run Photo by William Cannon

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