American Locations 12 – Cape Cod

This trip goes from Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Boston area, then up the New England coast all the way into Canada, then back through the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

Like Plymouth, we’ve made several trips to Cape Cod. It is south of Plymouth. You drive onto it on Hwy. 3 across the Sagamore Bridge.

The bridge crosses the canal that separates the Cape from the mainland. On the Cape the road becomes Hwy. 6. Turning onto 6A, we kept close to the northern side of the Cape, where there are numerous beaches.

There are other scenic places besides sand. Such as flowers.

There are small communities all along the Cape.

I’m not sure what these people are doing.

But I think that’s their dog swimming around.

There are narrow channels cut into the Cape to give inland communities ocean access for small boats.

Hwy. 6A merges back into Hwy. 6 where the Cape narrows, then juts northward. Soon after this we drove onto the Cape Cod National Seashore, which the Internet describes as ‘over 40 miles & 40,000 acres of dune-filled beaches, salt marshes & hiking & cycling paths’.    

It was stormy one time we were there.

Beyond the national seashore is Provincetown, at the very end of the Cape.

We stopped to roam around the waterfront.

This storm-damaged pier had been taken over by gulls.

The Provincetown breakwater.

There are 2 lighthouses.

There is also a Pilgrim memorial.

This marks the spot the Pilgrims first landed. They stopped at the end of Cape Cod before deciding to go on to Plymouth. So their first actual landfall was here, not onto Plymouth Rock.

Cape Cod is a beautiful place to see. Be forewarned the roads can be congested, especially in the summer.

Next Location – Newport, Rhode Island

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