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Mashpee

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Mashpee is in Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It includes the village of New Seabury. Purchased in 1660 to be a reservation for the Wampanoag tribe and later revoked and incorporated as a town. Until the 1960s, Wampanoags made up the majority of the population.

Get in

  • From Boston take Route 3 south to the Sagamore Bridge and continue on Route 6 to Route 130 which leads to Mashpee.
  • From Providence take Interstate Route 195 to 495 and cross the Bourne Bridge. Proceed on Route 28 to Route 151.

Get around

  • Upper Cape Taxi, 508-540-1290. [1]

See

  • Wampanoag Indian Museum, 414 Main Street(opp. The Flume), +1 508-477-9339. Mon & Thur 9AM-2PM. Donation Accepted.
  • Cape Cod Children's Museum, 577 Great Neck Rd. South, +1 508-539-8788, E-mail: cccm@gis.net, [2]. SUMMER: M-Sa 10AM-5PM Su 12PM-5PM Labor Day to Memorial Day: Mo-Fri 10AM-3PM; Sa 10AM-5PM; Su 12PM-5PM Gigantic pirate ship, indoor planetarium, giant train, realistic submarine, farm stand, puppet theater, hands-on exhibits and special programs. They also do birthday parties for children. $7, $6 for 60+.
  • Lowell Holly, Off South Sandwich Rd., +1 508-679-2115,[3]. This 135 acre preserve has large stands of holly and Mashpee-Wakeby pond is one of the best freshwater fishing sites on the Cape.
  • South Cape Beach State Park, Great Oak Rd., +1 508 457-0495, [4]. Restrooms. Excellent beach.

Do

  • Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rte. 28 (Entrance in E. Falmouth), +1 508-457-0495, FAX: +1 617-727-5537, E-mail: Waquoit.Bay@state.ma.us, [5]. Wonderful 2200 acre reserve perfect for hiking. Also runs public events such as Evenings on the Bluff and the Watershed Block Party.
  • Quashnet Valley Country Club, 309 Old Barnstable Rd., +1 508-477-4412. 18 hole, par 72, driving range, pro shop, lessons, restaurant.

Buy

  • Mashpee Commons, off the Mashpee rotary at Routes 28 and 151, +1 508-477-5400, [6]. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 11AM-5PM. Over 90 shops, from small boutiques and jewelry stores (M. Brann, Elfstone) to large chain stores (Gap, Williams Sonoma) and local merchants (Soft as a Grape, Ghelfi Candies). The village square hosts festivals and other events. Restaurants include the centrally located Bobby Byrne's Pub and Jade Chinese Restaurant.

Eat

  • 99 Restaurant & Pub, 8 Ryans Way, +1 508-477-9000.
  • Chopsticks, 401 Nathan Ellis Highway, +1 508-477-9001.
  • Cooke's Seafood, 7 Ryans Way, +1 508-477-9595.
  • Finally Dino's, 401 Nathan Ellis Highway, +1 508-477-7030.
  • Flume Restaurant, Lake Av., (near the herring run), +1 508-477-1456.
  • Michael's, Deer Crossing Shopping Center, +1 508-477-7134.
  • Paulie's Uncommon Cafe, 38 Nathan Ellis Highway, +1 508-539-2600.
  • Popponesset Inn Restaurant, Shore Dr. at New Seabury Resort, +1 508-477-8258.
  • Porcelli's Pizzeria & Subs, 439 Nathan Ellis Highway, +1 508-477-4517.
  • Raw Bar, 252 Shore Drive, +1 508-539-4858.
  • Siena Italian Restaurant, 38 Nathan Ellis Hwy at Mashpee Commons, +1 508-477-5929.
  • Soprano's, 681 Falmouth Road, Phone: +1 508-477-7475.
  • Tea Shoppe, 38 Nathan Ellis Hwy at Mashpee Commons, +1 508-477-7261.
  • Twigg's at Popponesset, 259 Shore Drive, +1 508-477-8997.
  • Dino's Sports Bar, 401 Nathan Ellis Hwy. (Rt. 151), +1 508-539-2627.

Splurge

  • Bleu, 10 Market St. at Mashpee Commons, +1 508-539-7907, [7]. French influence. Well deserved excellent reputation. $15-$30.

Drink

  • Zachary's, 100 Great Neck Rd. North, +1 508-477-1900. Strip club with adult entertainment. Noon-1AM.
  • 99 Restaurant & Pub, 8 Ryans Way, +1 508-477-9000.
  • Dino's Sports Bar, 401 Nathan Ellis Hwy. (Rt. 151), +1 508-539-2627.

Sleep

Compared to other Cape Cod towns, Mashpee does not have a lot of lodging.
  • Cape Cod Holiday Estates, 4 Saxony Dr., +1 508-477-3377. Timeshares.
  • La Plaza Del Sol Motel, 72 Main St., +1 508-477-0238, [8]. Apartments and motel rooms.
  • River Bend Motel & Apartments, Great Neck Rd. +1 508-477-1900. 18 rooms.
  • Sea Mist Resort, 141 Great Neck Rd. South, +1 508-477-0549. Family resort. Timeshares. Open year round. One and two bedroom suites.
  • Southcape Resort & Club, 950 Falmouth Rd. +1 508-477-4700, [9]. 55 condo units.


  • The Santuit Inn (The Santuit Inn Boutique Motel), 6 Falmouth Road (Route 28), 508-428-6433, [10]. Immerse yourself in the quaint décor and stylish Cape Cod ambience ever-present in our beautifully appointed accommodations. Enjoy casual comfort and convenience amidst gracious amenities and thoughtful service – just steps away from the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Campgrounds

  • Johns Pond Campground/Otis Trailer Village, +1 508-477-0444, [11]. 90 sites.

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