Dennis Information

 

The above photo is a part of the Boston Public Library’s Collection From “The Tichnor Brothers Collection” (ca. 1930-1945)

The quiet, beach oriented nature of Dennis perhaps derives from its namesake, the Reverend Josiah Dennis, pastor of Yarmouth’s East Parish. He would probably approve of the town’s lack of commercial development, its ten town beaches, and seven conservation areas. Rev. Dennis’ saltbox home, the Josiah Dennis Manse, is open to the public with rooms decorated in the style of the minister’s day. Further along Route 6A on Scargo Lake is Scargo Hill Tower built on the highest spot in the area at 160 feet above sea level. From the top of the 38-step tower, you can see from Barnstable Harbor to the west to Provincetown in the east. Also on Route 6A is the Cape Playhouse, converted in 1927 from an 1820 Unitarian Church. Basil Rathbone, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, and Henry Fonda are among the famous actors who have graced the boards. Also on the grounds the Cape Museum of Fine Arts houses a collection 500 works by Cape-associated artists. Also nearby down Corporation Road is Dennis’ best known beach, Corporation Beach. Named for a packet landing owned by a corporation of townspeople, the white sand beach surrounded by low dunes is open to the public. Dennis’ hiking trails, all open to the public, include Crowes Pasture off South Street at the end of Quivet Cemetery in East Dennis and the 87 acre Fresh Pond Conservation Area off Route 134. 

 

Town Location

Southeastern Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Brewster and Harwich on the east, Nantucket Sound on the south, and Yarmouth on the west. Dennis is 76 miles southeast of Boston and 260 miles from New York City. Town offices are located on Old Main street, P.O. Box 1419, South Dennis, MA 02660-1419. The Main number is 508-394-8300.

Name Address Telephone Town/Village Description
Jak'l 74 Hillside Rd (508) 385-2361 East Dennis Fishing ~ Charters ~ Evening Cruises
off Sesuit Harbor
Janine B. Sportfishing 9 Meadow Lane (508)790-7820 Dennis  
Johnny Kelly Recreation Area Corner of Old Bass River and Access Roads off Route 6   Dennis A 1 ½-mile stretch of multi-use trails canopied by pine trees wraps around this park filled with barbecue pits, a pavilion, playground, four basketball courts, two baseball fields and a soccer field.
Josiah Dennis Manse Museum Nobscusset Road 508-385-2232 Dennis Built in 1736 the museum displays artifacts of early Dennis life, along with a children’s room, spinning and weaving exhibit, Nobscuesett Indian exhibit and the Dennis Maritime Wing. The museum is open late June through Sept.:Tues.10am-noon, Thurs. 2-4pm.
Lobster Roll Cruises 357 Sesuit Neck Road (508)385-1686 East Dennis  
Longest Drive 131 Great Western Road 508-398-5555 South Dennis Golf Driving Range, West Dennis
Mashantum Tennis Club 135 Nobscusset Road 508-385-7043 Dennis Offering children's classes, adult memberships and private lessons
Mid-Cape Garage Door, Inc. 652 Main (Rt. 28) Dennisport, MA 02639 508-398-2705 Dennis Serving all of Cape Cod with Quality and Dependable Service Specializing in Residential and Light Commercial Garage Doors Our Fleet of Vehicles Will Come to You Visit Our Showroom to View Our Full Range of Doors and Electronic Openers We Have a Quality Door to Fit Every Need Including: Carriage House Specialty Wood Doors New Installation and Repair Service
Northside Charter Fleet 357 Sesuit Neck Road See Website Dennis A team of fishing boats out of Seusuit Harbor in E. Dennis, MA. We are dedicated to sport fishing on Cape Cod Bay and work to find you fish! We offer reasonable prices to small groups and flexible sailing hours. Trips are tailor made to suit your needs!
Salt Shaker Sportfishing P.O. Box 236 (508) 221-5593 East Dennis