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There is more to Cape Cod than just miles upon miles of beaches. Come explore kettle ponds, vernal pools, sphagnum bogs, and swamps and visitor centers
Apr 14, 2014
One of the most popular tourist and vacation area in Massachusetts, Cape Cod is an arm shaped peninsula that features miles and miles of beaches, natural attractions, historic sites, art galleries and many four star restaurants.
Divided into many regions, Cape Cod consists of:
- Upper Cape
- Mid Cape
- Lower Cape
- Outer Cape
- The Islands
Cape Cod National Seashore
Within Cape Cod lies this 43,500 acres of dunes, ponds, woods and more than 40 miles of Atlantic shoreline, all under the name of a national park. The landscape at Cape Cod National Seashore is varied, with beaches, high cliff dunes, sand spits, tidal flats, salt marshes, and soft-bottom benthos by the sea, while in the inland areas there are kettle ponds, vernal pools, sphagnum bogs, and swamps.
Things to see at the National Park
Other than just exploring the seasides, camping and hiking, there are other interesting attractions at the park for rental bus visitors to check out.
- Salt Pond Visitor Center: The main facility at Cape Cod National Seashore where coach bus visitors can enjoy frequent orientation movies, a well stocked bookstore, a comprehensive museum, and restroom facilities. Most popular for its 1.5 mile Nauset Marsh Trail and the Buttonbush Trail, a .25 mile multi-sensory trail.
- Doane Rock: This gigantic glacial erratic is the largest exposed boulder on Cape Cod and named after one of Eastham’s original settlers, John Doane.
- Province Lands Visitor Center: This visitor center sits at the tip of the Cape in Provincetown. Charter bus visitors can view exhibits, jaw-dropping 360 degree view from indoor and outdoor observation decks, orientation films, a well-stocked bookstore featuring books, games, maps, puzzles, and other interpretive items, and staff to assist with activity planning. There is also a treat for cyclists with the renovated Province Lands Bicycle Trail that starts from the visitor center.
- Highlands Center: A beautiful scenic place where land meets sea, mini bus visitors can experience special tours, events, and scheduled public programs.
- Atwood-Higgins House: If you love historical architecture, then you should visit this historic colonial house, which is a centerpiece of the Atwood-Higgins Historic District. Built in 1730, this house and its outbuildings were built by George Higgins in Colonial Revival style.
Since Capt Cod is actually pretty large, it would be most convenient to hire a charter bus to take you to the many different areas of interest. Call 1-800-304-1993 or 617-371-2972 to get a quote or to reserve a bus of your choice.