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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, . 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,. 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, . Restrooms. Excellent beach.
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, . 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.
Mashpee Commons, off the Mashpee rotary at Routes 28 and 151, +1 508-477-5400, . 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.
The Santuit Inn (The Santuit Inn Boutique Motel), 6 Falmouth Road (Route 28), ☎ 508-428-6433, . 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.
Johns Pond Campground/Otis Trailer Village, +1 508-477-0444, . 90 sites.
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