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Sandwich, Mass., Makes for a Tasty Cape Cod Summer Travel Destination

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Article and photo by Eric H.

Sandwich, Mass., looks like the all-American town with its tree-lined streets, and downtown with pretty churches, well-kept homes, limited but pleasant shopping opportunities, and an inviting public library. Sandwich has another strong appeal: it's located on beautiful Cape Cod, one of America's prime summer vacation destinations. Right over the "gateway to Cape Cod," the Sagamore Bridge, Sandwich offers something for everyone from the Sandwich Recreation Area's walking and biking path along the scenic Cape Cod Canal to a wonderful dinner (and lodging) at the Colonial-flavored Daniel Webster Inn in the heart of Sandwich. Scusset Beach is fantastic for swimming and camping, and golfers will rejoice with the 18-hole Sandwich Hollows (open to the public). Scenic Sandwich Harbor is certainly worth a visit and offers several charter fishing opportunities

A famous Sandwich travel attraction is is the Sandwich Glass Museum (129 Main St., Tel. 508-888-0251) with displays of more than 5,000 glass pieces created by the different glass companies in Sandwich during the 19th and 20th centuries.  

Also be sure to check out the family-owned and operated Ice Cream Sandwich at 66 Route 6A for some delicious homemade ice cream. The cleverly-named Ice Cream Sandwich has been a local favorite since 1982 and features special flavors like "cranberry bog," "strawberry cheesecake," and "fresh peach."

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Without traveling too far into the elongated Cape Cod, Sandwich offers the best of what this region has to offer, whether on land or water. It's one of our favorite Cape Cod towns as this authentic community has not morphed into an overcommercialized, hyped-up tourist destination. That's a good thing for those in search of the "real Cape Cod!"

Visit the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce Web Site for more information.

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