While this summer has been jam-packed with special events in Sandwich as it celebrates its 375th year, the town does not lack for things to do all year round. Enjoy the Cape’s first formal town with a taste of history and entrepreneurial ventures.
Start your day with coffee and a muffin at the Coffee Roostor sit down for a full breakfast at Marshland Restaurant & Bakeries.
Sandwich is rich in cultural activities, recently receiving the State’s Glass Town Cultural Designation. For that reason you must go to the Sandwich Glass Museum, which chronicles the unique role the town played in the development of the American glass-blowing industry.
Around the corner from the Glass Museum is the Dexter Grist Mill, one of the oldest water mills in the United States, dating back to the mid-seventeenth century. Depending on the time of the year, you can observe a lot of activity at the herring run on the property’s edge.
If you prefer to be outdoors, head to the Boyden Farm Conservation Lands for walking trails and opportunities to see wildlife; for biking, camping and more hiking go to Shawme-Crowell State Forest where at the summit of Mt. Perry you can view all of Cape Cod Bay; or kayak the marshlands of Scorton Creek where the landscapes are breathtaking.
For an afternoon pick-me-up, grab lunch and sit on the patio at Café Chew, sit inside at theUncommon Cafe, warm up with a cappuccino at the Brown Jug, or sip on cold-pressed juice fromThe Local Juice and snack on a selection from the healthy bulk foods offering at Farm Fare Market.
Finish the day off with a cocktail at The Pilot House, which overlooks the canal, or the Belfry Inn & Bistro, located inside a renovated abbey, or enjoy a wine tasting at the Belfry’s tapas and wine bar, CW’s.