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Harwich

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Harwich is in Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It includes the villages of Harwichport, South Harwich, and West Harwich.

Get in[edit]

Route 6 to Exit 10, right on Route 124.

Get around[edit]

  • Freedom Cruise Line, Inc., 702 Main St., Harwich Port, +1 508-432-8999, [1]. Ferry service to Nantucket.

See[edit]

  • Brooks Academy Museum80 Parallel St +1 508 432-8089. Seasonal.
  • Bell's Neck Conservation AreaBell's Neck Road (off Depot Road). Almost 250 acres of conservation land, featuring a herring run.

Art Galleries[edit]

Do[edit]

  • Harwich Junior TheaterDivision St +1 508-432-2002.
  • Bank Street BeachBank St (on Nantucket Sound near Harwichport center; at the end of Bank Street). This beach is typically busy in the summer season, and with its warmer waters is a great location for swimming, lounging, and for the kids to chase and catch hermit crabs.
  • Bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail +1 508 896-3491. Headwaters Drive. Free parking. This 22 mile bike trail follows an old railroad bed through several towns. Check their website or call them to check for closures.
  • Buds-Go-Kart36 Sisson Rd +1 508 432-4964. Kids can ride Go-Karts and hit the ball in the batting cages for about $6 a person. To ride your own Go-Kart you need to be at least 8 years of age and to ride with someone you need to be at least 16 years of age. Adults can ride with children that are younger than 8 for the same price of $6.
  • Monomoy Island Excursions +1 508 430-7772. Route 28, Harwichport. Seal watches, nature and history tours.
  • Pleasant Bay (Off Route 28). Calm water beach with sandbars. Popular with clammers. Open to non-residents.

Buy[edit]

Main Street (Route 28), Harwich Port has a string of interesting shops.

  • Harwich Antique Center10 Route 28 (Main Street) (Just over the Harwich/Dennis line),  +1 508-432-4220, e-mail: . m-s 10-5 sun 11-5. Harwich Antique Center is a large group shop featuring antique, primitive and vintage furniture, jewelry, coins, paper items, books, military, trains, art glass, fine china, advertising, musical items and memorabilia, nautical, etc. From $1 to high end items. There are weekly free events on everything from furniture restoration workshops to free appraisals to animal rescue benefit days. from $1 to high end.

Eat[edit]

  • Out To Play Cafe183 Oak St +1 508 430-8477.
  • Rosie O'Grady's Pub at the Westview278 Main St +1 508 432-6868.
  • Seafood Sam's302 Route 28 +1 508-432-1422.
  • Stewed Tomato707 Main St +1 508 432-2214. Homemade soups, pastries.
  • Sundae School Ice Cream606 Route 28 +1 508 430-2444. Home made small batch premium quality ice cream. Serves sundaes, ice cream cones, frappes, and giant banana splits. Very customer friendly and many flavor options to pick from.
  • Szechuan Delight (Route 137 & 39),  +1 508-430-0022.
  • Talk of The Town Cafe481 Route 28 +1 508-432-7100.
  • The Port541 Main St +1 508 430-5410.
  • Weatherdeck168 Main St +1 508 432-8240. Food handling is unsafe. Workers wiped down tables, handled garbage and returned to serve food w/out use of gloves or washing. When I complained to the daughter of the manager working, she didn't care nor offered any resolution given they just touched my food. In addition workers touched their face, hair and dirty trays (which were NOT washed before reusing). This place serves cold seafood and it will get someone sick if not corrected. I certainly do not plan to eat there again nor do I plan to vacation in a State that has such lax food safety rules.

Drink[edit]

  • Cape Cod’s Irish Pub.126 Main St +1 508 432-8808. Route 28. Open daily 6PM-1AM July–August, weekends May – September. Live music Fri and Sat nights (in season), including karaoke. Check their website for the entertainment schedule. Great atmosphere and normally frequented by younger adults (college age and above). Good place to meet people.

Sleep[edit]

  • The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn186 Belmont Rd (take route 6 to exit 9),  +1 508 432-7766. A luxury Bed and Breakfast with eight rooms and a large swimming pool. This historic inn is a beautifully renovated sea captain's home a short stroll from the beach.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Harwich
New BedfordDennis  W US 6.svg E  OrleansProvincetown
WarehamDennis  W MA Route 28.svg E  ChathamEastham


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