There is only one way to experience Cape Cod and the Islands: outdoors. Miles of clean coastline allow you to dive into the water or enjoy it from your beach chair. To get in the water, you can rent a kayak, charter a deep-sea fishing boat or join a whale-watching trip. Biking, walking and even horseback riding trails wind their way through communities. If your favorite sport is spectator, the Cape Cod Baseball League features Major League Baseball's stars of the future every summer.
Cape Cod has more than 550 miles of unspoiled coastline to enjoy and explore. The north and eastern shores of Martha's Vineyard offer gentle, lapping waves while the southern beaches have crashing surfs.
Bought for $1 in 1976, the Cape Cod Rail Trail converted the Old Colony Railroad tracks into 30 miles of biking, walking and equestrian trails. There are many opportunities to get off the trail and visit the beaches or settle down for a picnic.
From a patch of earth to full-service campgrounds like Peters Pond RV Resort, Cape Cod and the Islands offer plenty of campsites for visitors who want to experience the outdoors 24 hours a day.
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With 27 public courses and a climate that lets you play almost 52 weeks a year (bring a coat!), Cape Cod golf offers a challenge with a great view.
Cape Cod is home to the Cape Cod Baseball League, the premier NCAA-sanctioned summer baseball league. The League has 183 alumni currently playing in the major leagues, including Boston Red Sox catcher and captain, Jason Varitek.
Nickerson State Park offers 420 campsites that surround eight freshwater ponds stocked with trout, and miles of trails to bike or walk.
Kiteboarding lets the wind propel you across the islands' water. For a calmer pace, grab a kayak to explore the area. Scuba diving and snorkeling can get you closer to the marine life of the islands.
Humpbacks, Finbacks, Minke and the endangered North American Right Whale call the waters off Cape Cod their summer home. “Big” gets redefined when you watch a 40-ton animal leave the water and crash back down.
A coastal resort community straddling the arm of Cape Cod.Find: Lodging | Attractions
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