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Cape Cod Canal Concerts 2017 in Buzzard Bay MA

The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce has scheduled another exciting year for the popular “Eastern Bank Concerts by the Canal” series. The 2017 concerts are held at  Bourne Community Serues  each Thursday evening during July and August from 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m., right along the banks of the Canal near the base of the Bourne Railroad Bridge.

 

Harwich Band Free Tuesday Night Concerts 2017

The Harwich Town Band performs at the Brooks Park Bandstand, Harwich Center at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays during the months of July and August.

Harwich Band Free Tuesday Night Concerts 2017

Red, White and Blue Spectacular – July 4th

Also, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

The Harwich Town Band is one of the oldest and proudest volunteer concert bands on Cape Cod. Founded in 1975, the Band has brought enjoyment to thousands of Cape residents and summer visitors through free weekly concerts at Brooks Park.

Conducted by Peter H. Cobb, the Band performs a varied program of musical selections including marches, Broadway show tunes, popular songs, jazz, swing, big band, patriotic and light band classics. A favorite part of each performance is the march-around (for children of all ages), with plenty of colorful hats available for marchers!

Heritage Park Splash Pad in Mashpee MA

The splash pad at Heritage Park in  Mashpee, is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, weather permitting. It is free to the public.  . Bring a towel and the sunblock and it’s as good as a day at the beach – without sand!   Heritage Park Splash Pad in Mashpee MA

The splash  pad is a flat concrete surface with several in-ground and above-ground water features that spray children. The pad is handicapped accessible, fenced off for safety and near a shaded pavilion where parents can watch their kids play.  It is the first splad pash on Cape Cod.

Heritage Park, 520 Main St., Mashpee,

Highland Lighthouse Tours in North Truro MA

A visit to Cape Cod National Seashore isn’t complete until you’ve visited the historic Highland Light in North Truro. The 69-step climb up a narrow staircase rewards visitors with spectacular views of Cape Cod and beyond. On a clear day views extend more than 20 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and bay of Cape Cod. To ensure the safety of all visitors, the minimum height requirement to climb the lighthouse is 48″.Highland Lighthouse Tours in North Truro MA

History of the Lighthouse 

Highland Light Station, also known as Cape Cod Light, is located on Outer Cape Cod within Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro. Commissioned by George Washington and established in 1797 as the 20th light station in the United States, the original 45-foot tall wooden tower and keeper’s dwelling were built more than 500 feet from the edge of a 125-foot-tall clay cliff. A new brick lighthouse was erected near the original tower in 1831. The present 66-foot-tall brick light tower, keeper’s house, and generator shed replaced the previous structures in 1857. An enclosed walkway connects the tower and the one-and-one-half-story, L-shaped, Queen-Anne-style keeper’s dwelling.

Erosion of the steep cliff throughout the years brought the present light station around 100 feet from the cliff’s edge by the early 1990s. Using funds raised by the Truro Historical Society combined with state and Federal grants, Highland Light Station was successfully moved 450 feet back to safer ground. After the 18-day move, the light was relit on November 3, 1996, and is an active aid to navigation. Today, the keeper’s house features a gift shop and museum exhibits and a dedicated staff provides tours of the tower.

 

2017 Lighthouse tours

 

April 17 through April 23: Lighthouse Climbs 10 AM to 5:30 PM.

April 24 through May 26: Lighthouse Climbs weekdays 12PM to 4 PM and weekends 10 AM to 5:30 PM.

May 27 through October 29: Lighthouse Climbs 10 AM to 5:30 PM.

Must be 48″ tall to climb lighthouse.

Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors
$1 off with an admission ticket from the Highland House Museum

 

 

\Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro

Zip Lining Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA

The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens  is a great  zip lining experience on Cape Cod The Adventure Park is an all-natural, interactive outdoor educational experience, set within four acres of forest, and designed to bring the public closer to nature through recreation and learning. The park contains two aspects from which the public can choose to participate. The first is the “Aerial Adventure” – which consists of “aerial trails” between elevated platforms in the trees at different heights with zip lines and challenge bridges to cross. The second aspect is the “Forest Walk” or “interpretive pathways.” These ground level paths wind their way through the forest beneath the climbing activities and bear interpretive signs explaining the area flora and fauna. The climbers in the trees will also benefit from educational signs at their level, explaining scientific principles behind their treetop experience.Zip Lining Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA

 

The Aerial Adventure in-the-trees experience is a two-hour ticketed experience. Each aerial trail takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes to complete. Climbers return to the starting platform after completing each trail to select another trail. Visitors may linger on the ground-level Forest Walk interpretive trails as long as they’d like.

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2017 Adventure Park Pricing

All tickets are valid for 2 hours of climbing time unless otherwise specified. Tickets include an additional 30 minutes of initial harnessing/orientation/practice time.

Please plan ahead and secure your climbing start time with a reservation.  The park often sells out.  Walk-ins are always welcome, however they can only be accommodated on a space available basis.  Reservations are highly recommended. To check availability and make your reservations use the RESERVE TICKETS tab at the top of the page.

Individual Tickets:

All tickets will also be charged a $1 reservation fee.

*Combo Tickets are non-transferable. Both portions of combo ticket are good for the entire season.

Military Discount: Military personnel and their family receive a $5 discount every day; use promo code MILITARY2017 when booking your reservation.  Remember, you MUST show your military ID at check-in. 

When purchasing an Adventure Park and Heritage Museums & Gardens combo ticket, be sure to leave enough climbing time (2.5 hours total) and museum visitation time (minimum of 2 hours).  If you plan to visit the museum grounds BEFORE you climb, please check-in at The Adventure Park to pick-up your museum vouchers; you will then provide those to the museum ticket booth.

Ticket prices are based on the number of aerial trails that are available for each age group. Whether you’re coming from near or far—The Adventure Park is a great way to spend a day of active fun with your family and friends experiencing the best climbing and ziplining in Massachusetts! Tickets are only required for guests who are climbing. There is no fee for parking and no fee to enjoy our Forest Walk, the interpretive path under our aerial courses! The Adventure Park is also the perfect choice for a school summer camp or scout group field trips.

Spring, Summer & Fall Climbing Hours: 

Hours vary throughout the climbing season depending on the hours of daylight. Click on the months below to see hours for each month.
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November

All dates and hours listed are subject to change

 

67 Grove Street
Sandwich, Massachusetts
02563

Woods Hole Science Aquarium

The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is a small public aquarium that displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle-Atlantic U.S. waters. The aquarium is designed for self-guided tours of the main exhibits and a behind-the-scenes look at aquarium operations. Woods Hole Science Aquarium visit free

The Woods Holes Science Aquarium  is the country’s oldest marine aquarium. It is owned by the federal government and operated by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory. The aquarium is a federal building and admission is free; however, they  welcome donations.. This  place was designed for kids with a great seal feeding experience and the opportunity to get behind the tanks and see how the fish are cared  for

Other aquarium features include

  • Non-releaseable harbor seals
  • Animals of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters
  • Exhibit cases with bones, skulls, and teeth
  • Information about marine animals, marine environments, endangered species, marine science, and resource management issues
  • Touch tanks where you may find lobsters, tautogs, quahogs, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, sea stars (starfish), and hermit crabs

Visitors are allowed behind the scenes, where they can watch the staff feed animals, clean tanks, and work on the life support systems.  A visit to the Woods Holes Science Aquarium is great activity to do while your family is visiting the Cape this summer on a rainy day.

Woods hole Science Aquarium

open 11 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, year-round.