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Orleans (Massachusetts)

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Orleans[1] is in Massachusetts on Cape Cod. With the Rock Harbor sunsets and the Nauset surf, Orleans has the best of both Cape Cod waters.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Highway access is by Route 6 from the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne which is about 55 minutes away.

  • From Boston take I-93 south to Route 3 south to the Sagamore Bridge (Becomes Rt. 6). Exit onto Route 6A at Orlean's landmark rotary (or roundabout) on Route 6, approximately 55 minutes from the Sagamore Bridge and 1.75 hours from Boston.
  • From Providence or points south take I-95 north to I-195 to Route 25 south to the Bourne Bridge (I-495 also becomes Route 25). At the rotary (traffic circle) on the Cape side, go almost all the way around and travel along the Canal to Route 6 east.

By bus[edit]

  • Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway, 17 Elm Av., Hyannis, +1 508-771-6191, [2].

By air[edit]

  • Most travelers would fly into Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS), [3], or Warwick, Rhode Island's T.F. Greene Airport (PVD), [4] near Providence.

Get around[edit]

by phone

See[edit][add listing]

  • The French Cable Station Museum, Cove Rd. and Route 28, +1 508-255-0343. Early communications and the telegraph.
  • Orleans Historical Society, 3 River Rd., +1 508-240-1329 .


Art Galleries[edit]

  • Addison Art Gallery, 43 South Orleans Rd. (Rte. 28), +1 508-255-6200, [6].
  • Hogan Art Gallery, 39 Main St., +1 508-240-3655, [7].
  • Left Bank Gallery, 8 Cove Rd., +1 508-247-9172, [8].
  • Tree's Place, Route 6A at Route 28, +1 508-255-1330, [9].

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Academy of Performing Arts Playhouse, 120 Main St., Orleans, +1 508-255-3075 (Gen. Info), +1 508-255-1963 (Box Office).
  • Academy of Performing Arts School, 5 Giddish Hill Rd., Orleans, +1 508-255-5510.
  • Stages Theater Company, Rock Harbor, Orleans, +1 508-240-2400 (General Information), +1 508-240-2400 (Box Office).
  • Orleans Bowling Center, 191 Route 6A, +1 508-255-0636.


Beaches[edit]

  • Nauset Beach, Main St., East Orleans. Fine ocean beach with good surf.
  • Skaket Beach, West Rd. (off Route 6A).
  • Pilgrim Lake, Monument Rd. (off Main St), East Orleans.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Abba, Old Colony Way & West Rd., +1 508-255-8144. Fine Dining. Recommended. $20-$35
  • Academy Ocean Grille, 2 Academy Place at Rt 28, +1 508-240-1585.
  • Barley Neck Inn, 5 Beach Rd., +1 508-255-0212, [10].
  • The Beacon Room, 23 West Rd., +1 508-255-2211, [11]. Lunch 11:30 AM-3PM Dinner daily 5PM-9:30PM. Some imaginative dishes here. Patio dining available when warm enough. $15-22.
  • The Chocolate Sparrow, 5 Old Colony Way, +1 508-240-2230, [12]. Espresso bar, pastries, desserts.
  • Land Ho!, Rte. 6A and Cove Rd., +1 508-255-5165, [13]. Try the sea clam pie. Live music some evenings.
  • Mahoney's Atlantic Bar and Grill, 28 Main St., +1 508-255-5505. Something a little special from the chef here.
  • Nauset Beach Club, 222 Main St., East Orleans, +1 508-255-8547, [14]. Gets many excellent reviews. a la carte entrees $22-$35.
  • The Old Jailhouse Tavern, 28 West Rd., +1 508-255-5245. Year round. 11:30AM-1AM. Jailhouse theme to this old stone building. Basic menu.
  • The Orleans Waterfront Inn, 3 Old County Rd., (off Route 6A), +1 508-255-2222, [15].
  • The Yardarm, 48 Rte. 28, +1 508-255-4840, [16]. Good value.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Land Ho Rt. 6A and Cove Rd., (508) 255-5165, [17]. Open daily, year round, until 1AM. The Land Ho is a tavern-type restaurant that is open every day, but at night serves appetizers, burgers and soups until midnight. It is frequented by locals and is known for its Cape Cod flair and numerous business signs that hang in its interior. Frequented by young and old alike. Beers run approximately $3.50 (domestic bottles) to $4.75 for imports and draughts. Cocktails range $3 and up. Open year round.
  • The Old Jailhouse Tavern, 28 West Rd., +1 508-255-5245.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The Orleans Waterfront Inn, 3 Old County Rd., (off Route 6A), +1 508-255-2222, Fax: +1 508-255-6722, [18]. 11 rooms.
  • Barley Neck Inn, 5 Beach Rd., +1 508-255-0212, [19]. Year round.
  • The Governor Prence Inn , 66 Route 6A, +1 800-342-4300 or +1 508-255-1216, [20]. 56 rooms. Non-smoking.
  • Skaket Beach Motel, 203 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 6A), +1 800-835-0298 or +1 508-255-1020, [21].
  • A little Inn on Pleasant Bay, 654 S. Orleans Rd., South Orleans, +1 888-332-3351 or +1 508-255-0780, [22]. 9 units.
  • The Cove, 13 S. Orleans Rd., +1 508-255-1203, Fax +1 508-255-7736, [23]. 47 units, some kitchenttes and balconys overlooking the cove.
  • Nauset Knoll Motor Lodge, 237 Beach Rd., +1 508-255-2364, [24]. 12 units. Overlooks Nauset beach. Walk to beach.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Orleans
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