Walkway to the dunes wooden walkway extends over marshland toward the distant dunes and ocean In Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts,
Incorporated in 1639, Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod. It is located on both sides of the Cape Cod Canal with the majority of its population and land mass on the southerly side of the canal. Sandwich is a mostly residential community with a winter populationconsiderably smaller than the population during the warm summer. Residents feel that its charm and uniqueness combined with its ideal location make Sandwich a very attractive place both to live and visit. Sandwich’s beaches along Cape Cod Bay stretch for miles and provide a wonderful view on a clear d
ay of the many vessels that pass through on their way to or from the Boston area. Commercial fishermen and lobstermen can be seen daily from the docks at the Sandwich Marina, the only harbor along the canal. Not too far from the marina is historic Sandwich Village which is a world renowned tourist destination, providing a glimpse into New England’s rich colonial history. Heritage Plantation, Sandwich Glass Museum, the Thornton Burgess Museum, Hoxie House (the oldest house on Cape Cod), Daniel Webster Inn, Dexter Grist Mill and various art galleries, rare book and antique stores are some examples of the attractions which bring visitors to Sandwich from all across New England and the world.
Southeastern Massachusetts at the beginning of Cape Cod. Bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Barnstable on the east, Falmouth and Mashpee on the south, and Bourne on the west. Sandwich is 15 miles west of Hyannis; 57 miles southeast of Boston; 61 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 238 miles from New York City. Town offices are located at 130 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563. The main number is 508-888-5144.
|Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center||60 Ed Moffitt Drive||508-833-9678||Sandwich||Seasonal: First of May to end of October. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Board a retired 40-foot US Army Corps of Engineers patrol boat; Scan live radar and camera images to locate vessels in the waterway. Captain a virtual boat through the canal; Investigate what’s inside many of the ships transiting the canal; Discover wildlife that live in or around the canal; View films about canal history, wildflowers and wildlife; Participate in various free interpretive programs; Or just relax and soak in the waterfront views from the rocking chairs on our front deck Guided walks, bike hikes and programs. Call for daily program information. FREE!|
|Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens||67 Grove Street||5088660199||Sandwich||Are you ready for the only climbing and zip line experience on Cape Cod? The Adventure Park provides family fun for ages 7 and up. We have over 65 elements built into the trees and courses from beginner to advanced.|
|Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen||6 Discovery Hill Road, off Route 6A||508-888-6870||East Sandwich||Live animal exhibits, changing art exhibits, award-winning wildflower garden, natural history library, gift shop, nature trails. Jam kitchen in operation since 1903. Natural history programs for children and adults, and jam-making workshops. Operated by Thornton W. Burgess Society. Admission by donation. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and some other holidays. Check website for hours.|
|Benjamin Nye Homestead||85 Old County Rd||508-888-4213||Sandwich||Dating back to 1685, the original structure has expanded to a saltbox-style house, then enlarged into a colonial dwelling - occasionally offering special demonstrations of hearthside cooking, spinning and candle making|
|Camp Lyndon Center||117 Stowe Road||508-428-9251||Sandwich||Camp offera ropes course, environmental education,canoeing,swimming,sailing, archery,kayaking,woodshop,organic garden, music program, sand volleyball court - perfect setting for corporate picnics, weddings, birthday parties, and family reunions|
|Cape Cod Canal Bikeway||Sandwich|
|Clown Around Town||508-259-3006||Sandwich||Live Entertainment for Private Parties, Festivals, Fund-Raisers, Corporate Events & Traffic Generators|
|Dexter Grist Mill||Town Hall Square||508-888-4910||Sandwich||A working 17th century grist mill, featuring a 54-inch French Burl millstone. Built in 1654 on Shawme Pond in town center, the Mill offers tours and sells fresh ground corn on premises|
|Eco Tourz||P. O. Box 1813||(508) 888-1627||Sandwich|
|Fish Hatchery||Route 6A||508-888-0008||Sandwich||Half a million fish, mostly trout, are raised here for the propose of stocking the state's many ponds. Admission is free. Open year-round, 9-3 daily.|