Lower Cape Cod, MA
Far from the Maddening Crowds
Copyright The Commonwealth of
Massachusetts Office of Travel and
Want to treat your kids to an old-fashioned Cape Cod vacation? You know, the kind you loved as a kid? Lazy days at the beach, sloppy lobster dinners, evening band concerts, and trips to "penny" candy shops don't have to be a misty memory.
Just keep driving past those overcrowded Mid-Cape towns and head straight to Harwich, Chatham, and Brewster on the Lower Cape. These salty, seaside villages still have an "Old Cape Cod" feel and are far from the maddening crowds. It'll add 20-40 minutes to the drive, but there's a payoff -- quieter beaches, fewer cars, and hardly a strip mall in sight.