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  • Julie R
    Wolcott, CT11 contributions
    Beautiful beach in Orleans. Several access areas, lifeguards, food truck and ice cream truck. Good for body boarding, skim boards etc. Waves can be rough for young kids and look out for the seals!
    Written July 1, 2022
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  • Redbeard1969
    Cleveland, Ohio125 contributions
    Soft sands, very gentle slope once you get in the water, and it's a great choice if you have small children. Plus at low tide you get to access all sorts of tidal pools, which is educational as well!
    Written June 13, 2022
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  • first-tymer
    Allendale, NJ240 contributions
    Very interesting and beautiful church and grounds. Took the tour with a very knowledgeable docent who also was part of the community. They have about 25 brothers living on the grounds and a convent with about 60 nuns. The attention to detail in the building of the church is astounding. Everything in the church is related to particular sections of the Bible and tells a story. The bell tower actually has individual bells and ropes to ring them in a certain order after services. Worth a visit.
    Written August 24, 2021
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  • ILRebel
    Roscoe, IL238 contributions
    I almost hate to review it because I want it to remain pristine. It is just spectacular in views and, at low tide especially, its walkability.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Itinerant_Foodies
    Greensboro, NC587 contributions
    Hog Island has a good variety of taps of their own (with a delicious red ale) and a variety of guest taps that can please anyone. Great service! Very attentive, friendly, and helpful. We sat inside the bar area since we weren’t having any food —the RV background painting in the bar is very creative.
    Written October 31, 2021
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  • andycbnj
    Canela, RS82 contributions
    Great little museum....It's for the techie geek or anyone else who thinks that advanced technology was only something from the late 20th / 21st century....Amazing when you think that they started laying these undersea cables in the mid-19th century...We had the great fortune of visiting on a totally quiet day, so we had "Duane" all to ourselves...Nice guy and a really great guide, full of detailed explanations about its history and such things like how they found and undertook repairs thousands of miles out at sea (and thousands of feet deep!)....The man really knows his stuff since his dad worked there in the 1920s....It's a small place, so an hour or so it quite adequate....But be careful since they close around Labor Day or not too long afterward
    Written October 12, 2021
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  • Teri_12
    New York City, New York86 contributions
    We rented a cottage with access to Little Pleasant Bay in August 2018. Almost every day we went out on our kayak and SUP to explore nearby islands, little coves and small hidden beaches. Despite many motor boats it's still very peaceful and relaxing. Saw many sea bidrs and quite a few seals. There is also good swimming at high tide.
    Written September 3, 2018
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  • Constantino T
    Southbridge, MA387 contributions
    We stopped here to enjoy the spot and it is very peacefull and beautiful. Even though it is on the road it is very quiet. It is well maintained and wonderfully landscaped. On its lower portion there are picnic table and adult swings. It is a great place to rest a while.
    Written August 1, 2019
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  • GlennM56
    New York29 contributions
    If you have ever played with model railroads I cannot imagine you not having a blast. If you’re a prepubescent kid I cannot imagine you not having a blast. If you’re going to be dragged along, if you have an open mind, you too will have a blast, though perhaps a bit smaller.

    I don’t know how to compare the presentations, other than to say this is far and away superior to the NYC transit museum layout in Grand Central terminal during the holidays.

    All gauges from N to S are represented, with large layouts for N, S, O, HO. There is an award winning layout of the working Boston waterfront of years ago.

    Club members tend to be senior males, visitors are mixed with a large under 10 contingent. The members are uniformly helpful and knowledgeable and want to engage the visitors.
    There is some equipment for sale and old magazines to take.

    Donations are appreciated but there is zero pressure. The club will be open Saturday afternoons in 2018 from Thanksgiving to New Years.
    Written August 30, 2018
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  • Camie F
    Orleans, MA83 contributions
    Addison Art Gallery is a favorite place to visit for us....to look at beautiful paintings and often to buy. We have been coming to this gallery for years and are never disappointed in the art on display. The artists represented are truly gifted, and we have enjoyed getting to them better over the years. Addison Art is a must visit place!
    Written November 25, 2018
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  • alwayzaREDSOXfan
    12 contributions
    I brought 4 of my grandchildren (ages 4, 4,7 & 8) here & they played for about 4 hours & had the very best time & didn't want to leave.This playground is huge! There is a section specifically for 2-5 year olds & the general area for everyone, including 2 - 5 year olds. Theres enough stuff to do to spend the entire day. There's even a porta potty in the parking area. It's open to the public except during school hours.
    Written July 13, 2019
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  • nurseb73
    Indianapolis, IN34 contributions
    Bravo to the performers in Romeo and Juliet. We were visiting the area and decided on watching the play. Miss Sophie Friend and Miss Maya Smith (filled in as Juliet) are very talented young actors. Mr. Roderick and Mr. Whalen were also exceptional. All the actors, children and adults, should be commended on giving of their time and talents and in keeping the arts alive. Thank you Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans, Mass for putting forth your time, being accessible and hospitable. Best wishes to all the performers.
    Written September 12, 2019
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  • Norman S
    Harwich, MA119 contributions
    Orleans, as a town on the Cape, has lots of galleries. Tree's place is by far the nicest I've been in yet. You'll have to check it out to get the whole picture. All sorts of different paintings and sculpture. All nicely displayed. Don't miss it.
    Written June 21, 2021
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  • Eastham1995
    Lee, MA71 contributions
    Wonderful for walking the beach, enjoying a book and taking photos! Absolutely beautiful!You will see an occasional seal and maybe a shark. The foggy days are absolutely mesmerizing!
    Written October 9, 2018
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  • joydee72
    Winthrop Harbor, IL114 contributions
    This little place is absolutely adorable! If you like fun, original art this is the place. I just wish there were more of them!
    Written June 30, 2022
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