Top Reasons to Stay at Spring Garden Inn
- Sandy Neck Beach is just 2 miles from the inn. Fodor's calls this 6-mile stretch of shoreline "one of the Cape's most beautiful."
- Each of the guest rooms features views of the Scorton River or the surrounding marshlands.
- Choose the option with a kayak rental if you're planning to explore the marshy Scorton River.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Historic Towns and Miles of Protected Beaches
In the late 19th century, Cape Cod blossomed into a summer vacation destination as visitors swapped crowded coastal cities for the sandy shores of eastern Massachusetts. Today, the arm-shaped peninsula, located 60 miles south of Boston, encompasses 15 idyllic towns, rolling dunes, and 300 miles of sandy shoreline—and it’s still the place where many East Coasters choose to spend their leisurely summer days. Popular attractions include fresh-seafood restaurants, quaint stores, and bicycle trails, such as the 11-mile Shining Sea Bikeway that wends from North Falmouth to Woods Hole.
Situated just south of Cape Cod Bay, the village of Sandwich is among the oldest on the cape. It's the site of the 250-year-old Dexter Gristmill, which still grinds corn into fresh-made cornmeal that's available for sale. Near the gristmill, Heritage Museums & Garden features a maze garden, antique automobiles, and a working carousel from 1912.
For a nice day trip, head to Cape Cod National Seashore on the outer cape. It stretches from Orleans to Provincetown and features six swimming beaches, wild cranberry bogs, and miles of walking and biking trails. This coastal region is also known for whale watching; between April and November, tour boats take passengers out to sea to catch glimpses of humpback and minke whales.