Have you picked up a copy of our 2019 Cape Made Field Guide yet? Each email issue we’ll be publishing one of our of #capemadefieldguide town guides. Follow along on our journey as we explore the unique and charming towns of Cape Cod, picking up after last month’s spotlight on Bourne, we are exploring neighboring Sandwich.
Sandwich is considered Cape Cod’s oldest incorporated town, so it is no surprise that when you visit the area you will be surrounded by historical sites like the Hoxie House Museum, showing what family life was like in the 1600s, the Dexter Grist Mill, where you can check out a working mill as well as a herring run, and the Sandwich Glass Museum, which emphasizes the contribution of the glass industry to the local community.
Another popular cultural attraction in the area is Heritage Museum & Gardens, which offers a connection to nature, inspiring gardens, an antique car museum, and an antique working carousel.
On Main and Jarves Streets you’ll find local shops like Modern Vintage, Snow Goose Shop, Brown Jug and The Spotted Cod, and spots to get a bite to eat like the Daniel Webster Inn, Beth’s Bakery & Cafe, the Belfry Inn and The Next Door Burger Bar.
If you find yourself out of downtown Sandwich and on 6A, be sure to swing by Titcomb’s Bookshop, and Crow Farm’s farm stand, which stocks up on vegetables, fruit, local Rocky Bottom Honey, fresh baked breads, and pies most of the year, or the Green Briar Nature Center where you will find respite in their wildflower garden and their ever-working jam kitchen.
You can also scoot off of the main road and head to North Shore Boulevard to check out the cottage communities that will instantly make you feel relaxed and in a state of bliss. Or head to Town Neck Beach, where you can watch boats pass through the Cape Cod Canal, and check out the Sandwich Boardwalk which stretches over the saltwater marsh and offers spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay.
If getting outside and into nature is your aim, then be sure to check out the Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Scorton Creek, or the Maple Swamp Conservation Area.