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“My new favorite camping location in Cape Cod”
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“My new favorite camping location in Cape Cod”
Reviewed August 23, 2010

We have just returned from a week at Cape Cod and found that the Cape Cod Campground and Resort was everything we had read about was true. This is truly a deluxe camping facility with all the goodies you could want. Along with being close to all the major attractions, such as whale watching, Maratha's Vineyard, and the beach.

Had great time and would recommend this place to anyone looking for an upscale camping destination.

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Ontario, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
29 helpful votes
“Won't hurry back”
Reviewed August 2, 2010

We planned a 10-day camping trip to Cape Cod area. Camped at Cape Cod Camp Resort near Falmouth and it was good. Not a lot of privacy, but otherwise a very very nice campground. We did request info from the Chamber of Commerce and we were mailed one fold out brochure showing events for June - we stated that we were going to be there in July. Very disappointed with that. We did purchase a book from them so my guess is they don't give out anything for free - not even a map of the area.

Planned a day trip to Martha's Vineyard taking our van. When we got to the ferry we were told we MUST have a reservation and had to do so by phone - NOWHERE was this information available on any of the info I had researched before leaving for our trip. After calling we could not get on the ferry before late afternoon with the van so we had to go and find the parking lot which was 4 miles away. Found out it was full and had to go another 2 miles to the overflow parking lot and catch the shuttle back to the ferry, which was JUST pulling out as we got off the shuttle. So we spent another 1.5 hours waiting for the next ferry and used public transit once we arrived. Went to South Beach which was lovely, but so many stones/rocks along the water's edge I could not get into the water. Left after 45 minutes and took the buses back (had to wait about 20 minutes for a transfer at Edgartown) to Oak Bluffs which was lovely, but not much in the way of shopping other than food. I had hoped for more in the way of local artisan goods, but found little to none - pretty much all food.

Planned a day in Boston with a trip to the aquarium combined with their whale watching, which we bought in advance. We were told traffic into Boston was horrific (we went on a Monday) so we used the commuter train out of Plymouth and then subway into Boston - turns out the track was under repair so we had to get off the train about halfway and then transfer to a bus to then get back on the train or subway. Our trip took us 5 HOURS for what should have been a 1.5 hour trip. Too late to do much besides line up for the whale watching. Lined up for over an hour in blazing sun because the morning cruise was late getting back. As we found out after finally leaving the dock, no boats had been able to spot whales for the last couple of days so they had spent extra time trying to find some. If I had known this prior to sailing I would have stayed and visited the aquarium and toured downtown Boston (I had purchased a book on walking tours prior to leaving - which we ended up not using). After about 2.5 hours of sailing with no whales in sight, they finally spotted one small one just before getting back to Boston - so no free ticket for a future excursion for this season as they did find ONE little whale which I never did see. Arriving back another boat was using their space so we had to sit in the harbor for a while until it left. When we finally arrived back the aquarium was closed. That one whale cost us a day and $200.00 and the entire experience was extremely disappointing.

On our trip up to Provincetown we found that road signs to attractions are pretty much nonexistent - we had hoped to check out a couple of lighthouses - even stopping and asking in some of the stores and businesses we couldn't get directions.

Overall we enjoyed the camping aspect, but traffic was so horrific most of the time it was an effort to try and get anywhere and do anything. A lot of things we wished we had known prior to going, but even after researching on the internet and requesting info from their Chamber of Commerce, we were not told the things we really needed to know. We won't be coming back - prefer Sauble Beach on Lake Huron with lovely sand and no stones and the Grotto at Bruce National Park is incredible AND we have signs to the park!

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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 helpful votes
“Family Adventure in Cape Cod”
Reviewed July 8, 2010

Our family travelled to Cape Cod in last week of June. Overall, we enjoyed exploring the cape and its many beaches. As for dining, we had checked out Tripadvisor for the various locations we would be travelling through and it didn't let us down! Some places we loved: Keltic Kitchen, Moby Dicks as well as the Retro Burger in West Yarmouth. Our teenage boys liked the mini golf, gokarting, playing soccer on beach and swimming of course! Drove up to Ptown - very busy just before July 4th. Had to go to the Lobster Pot and so glad we did. Manager sat us down in corner nook with nice view of bay and said they'd treat us right and they sure did! Homemade desserts like creme brulee and tiramisu topped off our fresh lobster/seafood meal. On the way out, we saw this huge lobster - had to take picture!
A word of caution for first-time drivers to the cape - beware the rotary or traffic circles! They take abit of getting used to. Also, 2 lane roads tend to suddenly merge to single lane after traffic lights so we got used to staying in left lane.
There were so many things left on our 'to do' list that another trip to the cape is a must!
P.S. Would also suggest stopping at Battleship Cove in Fall River either on way in or out of cape. Until you actually stand on the deck of one of these ships, you do not appreciate how big they are and the history behind them! Kids had a valuable history lesson...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
112 helpful votes
“Great Place with lots of great things to do!”
Reviewed June 23, 2010

Wellfleet
o Wellfleet Drive In Theatre – Nice place to see a movie - http://www.wellfleetcinemas.com/
o Marconi Beach
o Wellfleet Birdlife Sanctuary - Very cool:
http://www.capecodtravel.com/towns/wellfleet/wellfleetsanct_0999.shtml

Provincetown (one day)
o Eat at Bubula’s - http://www.bubalas.com/ - great kid friendly food
o Penny candy stores
o Park at Pat’s Happy Park at Provincial and Law Streeets – great location to park at one end of P-town
o Best Ice Cream – Lewis Brothers - http://www.yelp.com/biz/lewis-brothers-homemade-ice-cream-provincetown
o Sushi - http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=sushi&ns=1&rpp=10&find_loc=provincetown

Lighthouse tour one day - read about it at:
o http://www.capecodtravel.com/attractions/daytrips/lhtour.shtml

Ferry to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket:
o http://www.hy-linecruises.com/index.html



Kettle Pools – Wonderful, clear, still water ponds that a toddler can play on the shore of for hours! - Found in Wellfleet and Truro:
o Snow Pond – Truro – read: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/08/travel/new-england-cape-cod-s-string-of-ponds.html?pagewanted=1 about ½ way down the page about Snow Pond

Bike Cape Cod Canal Path or Rail Trail: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/ccrt.htm
says you can rent along the way...
o http://www.insidecapecod.com/index.cfm?guide=1&gpage=3

Whale Watching - http://www.whales.net/ - Hyannis Whale Watcher cruises… Note that some whale watching leaves from Provincetown as well

Minigolf - http://www.cartlandofcapecod.com/golf.html

Music – Melody Tent has a lot of amazing concerts:
o http://www.melodytent.org/event-detail.php?eventId=190

Hope you find this helpful!

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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed February 23, 2010

Summer favorite.

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