• Cape Cod

Day Trip: Cape Cod, Plymouth, & the Islands

Nantucket Cottage covered with Roses

Cape Cod is a 60-minute drive East to get to the Cape Cod Canal and both bridges that are the gateways to this island/peninsula comprised of 15 distinctive towns. The first and Oldest town just over the Sagamore Bridge is Sandwich home of the Heritage Plantation which has something for every one. From its round barn that houses a spectacular collection of antique autos, to an art museum that has an antique carousel, 76 acres of majestic Rhododendrons and more. The town is also known for the collectable Sandwich Glass and Thornton W. Burgess Museum. Straight out on Rt. 6 will get you out to the Cape Cod National Seashore 20,000 acres of the dramatic coastline that stretches between Chatham and Provincetown.

From Hyannis you can take a ferry to Nantucket or from Falmouth a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, if you need to take your car. Each Island is unique.

Just going over for the day? Skip the Cape traffic and take the express Ferry service from New Bedford to Martha’s Vineyard only 45┬áminutes away from the Historic Jacob Hill Inn.

Nantucket Light

Plymouth is just north of Cape Cod or directly 50 minutes East on Rt. 44 from Jacob Hill. Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum which includes the Pilgrim Village of 1627, the Mayflower II recreated ship that brought the Pilgrims to New England not to forget Plymouth Rock the symbolic stepping stone from the old world to the new.

Other recommendations are a Whale Watching excursion that guarantees you sightings. There is an express Ferry to Provincetown if you would rather sail than drive. On the way back to the Inn stop in Carver at the Ocean Spray Visitor’s Center.

The destination images are provided by Boston based photographer Greg M. Cooper. You can purchase a custom print by contacting the studio at www.gregmcooper.com.