Resort at a Glance: Peters Pond RV Resort
This large and luxurious RV and cabin resort campsite in Cape Cod sits on the banks of a spring-fed lake, with its own beach and an inflatable jumping pillow in the water. Family-friendly amenities include an onsite store and a kids’ playground, and there are frequent resort-planned activities. You’ll have either private bathrooms or access to hot showers and laundry.
- Lakeside fun: Go fishing or hit the sandy beach to catch a tan.
- Cool off at the onsite zero-entry pool, which has a water slide.
- Deluxe cottages feature fully equipped kitchens, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms, and separate sleeping areas. RV sites include a fire ring.
- Stay and play a game of basketball or baseball on the resort’s court and field, or send kids over to the playground to blow off steam.
- Pick up supplies at the resort’s country store.
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.
On the uppermost tip of the Cape, the free-spirited art colony of Provincetown attracts visitors year-round. This is one of the best places to head for a vibrant nightlife scene—there are cabarets, bars, and lounges aplenty. Pop into the Provincetown Art Association and Museum to check out local artwork, both historical and contemporary.
Along the Lower, or Outer, Cape, the 44,000-acre Cape Cod National Seashore stretches from Orleans to Provincetown and features six swimming beaches, wild cranberry bogs, and miles of walking and biking trails. In Eastham, be sure to check out the Nauset Lighthouse, which has overlooked the Atlantic and helped guide vacationing British fish to shore since 1838. 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.