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About Coastal New England
In this featured post, we focus on the resort towns lining the Massachusetts Coastal Horn near Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Bay. Be aware that there are plenty of great New England vacation spots in the Northeast on our inventory.
New England is known as an artist’s escape complete with villages of arts and crafts vendors showcasing and selling their work. The beaches and lighthouses are plentiful as well as spectacular and the seafood is some of the best in the country.
Dennis Port Massachusetts
This coastal resort town is a great option for families with children. The Sea Street Beach is a favorite beach for families because the waves are gentle and small enough for children to be able to manage. Lifeguards are on duty, there’s parking, and a neat little snack bar if your group feels hungry.
Speaking of snacks, take your little ones by Stage Stop Candy (and pick up a little something for yourself too). This is an old-fashioned candy shop. They make all of their confections on site and have a great selection. As a bonus you’ll get to see some historic architecture because the shop is located in Jonathan Edward’s, former state representative, old home. Check out their website: http://www.stagestopcandy.com/.
This seaside village is on Cape Cod and located across the bay from Martha’s Vineyard. Note that the Island Queen Ferry will transport passengers to Oak Bluffs to visit Martha’s Vineyard for a fee. Here’s their website: http://islandqueen.com/.
Once you’ve tired of the beaches and lighthouses, visit the newly restored Highfield Hall and Gardens. Built in 1878 by Boston socialites, the estate is one of the oldest in the area and is now home to community projects, services, and a vast Japanese art collection. For a mere fee of $5 visitors can tour the house, explore the gardens, and get up close to some rare world-renowned pieces of art. Visits are free of charge Fridays after 4 p.m. Take a look at their website: http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/.
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