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dome restaurant - woods hole

While Cape Cod is well known for its boating and its beaches, there’s also plenty of history. Some of that history is obvious, while some is a bit more discreet. 

The Columns Restaurant

It’s pretty hard to miss the old Columns Restaurant in West Dennis. The stately white building sits right along Route 28, just as it has for around 150 years. Originally a sea captain’s home, the old home was later turned into a popular restaurant and club. It once brought in some of Cape Cod’s hottest jazz musicians.

While some renovations have been made in the decades since, the long-standing property is now owned by a Plymouth-based company interested in turning it into multi-unit housing.

The Dome Restaurant

Another historic landmark sits in the

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cape cod museum of art - dennis port ma

With a flourishing cultural and arts scene, Dennis Port is commonly billed as the “Cultural Center of Cape Cod”. It’s really no wonder, as Dennis Port is home to the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

The museum has been around for decades and is surrounded by a Sculpture Garden. Part of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, you’ll find several galleries, a film screening room and a museum shop on the property.

The Town of Dennis also boasts the Cape Playhouse Center for the Arts. The summer theater has been in operation for nearly a century and has attracted the likes of such entertainers as Betty White, Julie Andrews, Ginger Rogers and Henry Fonda over the years and decades.

About a decade ago, one woman’s vision marked the beginning of an art colony in

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the columns - dennis ma

The historic Columns mansion in Dennis may soon see new life. A Plymouth-based company purchased the old sea captain’s home last fall with plans to convert it into multi-unit housing.

The Greek Revival home commonly known as the “Columns” was originally built by a 19th century captain, and now sits along busy Route 28 in West Dennis. It’s been vacant for several decades.

The new owner plans to construct five rental units in the old building, then add another 12 two-bedroom condos in six nearby duplexes. Four of those units will be deed-restricted, affordable housing.

The latest timeline could push the start of construction to next spring. While the new construction portion of it could go fast, the restoration portion of the project could take

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cape cod rail trail

If you’re looking for a great way to experience the best scenery on the Cape, one way to do it is to hop on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Running from Yarmouth to Wellfleet, the trail follows an old railroad right-of-way.

At 25.5 miles long, the paved trail is relatively flat, well-marked, and is said to be a great experience for those of all ages and experience. Bicyclists, walkers, runners and even horseback riders can use the trail.

To understand the history of the Cape Cod Rail Trail, though, you need to step back in time. During the 1800s it was extremely difficult to reach Cape Cod. That began to change when railroad tracks connected up Boston to Provincetown, leading visitors from places like Boston, New York and Connecticut to the Cape.

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corporation beach - dennis ma

From its beaches to its antique shops, the charm of Dennis is what draws many to visit and live in Cape Cod. This quaint New England village dates back to the late 1700s but is still just as delightful as it was generations ago.

If you want to explore the town, it’s likely you’ll end up in Historic Dennis. A trip along Route 6A presents the opportunity to explore some of the Cape’s best gift shops and antique shops. You’ll also find several options in dining, from family-style to fresh seafood.

A summer destination for generations, Dennis is also filled with tree-lined streets and a mix of 19th century homes and more modern, Cape Cod-style designs. Not to be outdone, Dennis is also home to the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, known to be one of the

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bass river - cape cod real estate

Officially the town line between Yarmouth and Dennis, the Bass River is equally important to both communities. A popular spot for boating and fishing in central Cape Cod, the river provides plenty of fun for locals and visitors alike, from waterskiing and kayaking, to fishing and fun along the shore.

As the largest river on Cape Cod, the Bass River virtually divides the Cape in half, running from the areas of Follins and Mill ponds in the north to Nantucket Sound in the south. A center island called Marsh Island separates the river into Old Field Channel, which flows towards West Dennis, and the main channel, which passes by Windmill Beach, Ship Shops Marina, Bass River Yacht Club and Bass River Marina.

The river remains especially popular with

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sesuit harbor cafe - east dennis ma

Popular for its bay beaches, its deep-sea fishing and its quaint location, historic East Dennis is filled with generations of charm. Steep in history, it’s not hard to take a step back in time when visiting or laying down roots in the region.

As one of the five villages of Dennis, East Dennis is known for its historic homes and businesses. Generations ago, the old Shiverick’s Shipyard sat in East Dennis. A plaque now marks the spot, plus another plaque indications the location of the very first salt works business in the area.

The landmark Evangelical Free Church still stands on Center Street, as do a number of historic old homes. In fact, many locals in East Dennis can trace their families on the Cape back for generations.

The coveted Sesuit

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dennis port beach - dennis ma

From the beach to the theatre, local shops to outdoor recreation, you’ll find it all in and around Dennis Port. The tiny village on Nantucket Sound is a prime spot for tourists, but just as prized by those with roots in the area.

Route 28 is said to heavily influence some of those tourists, as a number of new shops have popped up along the roadway in recent years. That economic development could soon get another boost, thanks to a major road project.

Federal and state transportation money is funding a new multi-phase highway upgrade, running all the way through Dennis. Planned additions include wide new bike lanes and sidewalks running alongside both sides of the road. In addition, crews will be revamping pedestrian safety and bringing the sidewalks

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maritime landing - dennis ma

Dennis Village could be in line for a new development of more than two-dozen homes. Plans for the proposed Maritime Landing development call for 28 new residences to go in just off Route 6A. Some of the residences would be duplexes while others would be stand-alone residences.

The nearly six-acre property sits on the south side of the roadway, behind some commercial properties. The site also sits conveniently within a short walk of village center.

Surrounding a large green space, it’s said that the homes will all feature two- to three-bedrooms, with around 1,400 to 1,800 square feet of living space. The homes would also include either side or front porches, a back patio, a full basement and a garage.

There have been some concerns raised by nearby

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cape cod offroading

If you crave the adventure of off-roading on Cape Cod, you’ll find two options in Dennis. Both Crowes Pasture Beach and Chapin Memorial Beach allow for off-road, four-wheel drive vehicles, as long as you have a permit.

Chapin Beach provides a quiet location with miles upon miles of sandy beachfront. Along with its off-roading trails the location is also known for its shallow tidal pools.

Meanwhile, the other location is the remote Crowes Pasture Beach. One of the Cape’s most secluded spots for swimming, the beach is known for its smooth sand and natural beauty. While you can currently drive right out on the sand at Crowe’s Pasture, the site is also a great place to jump on one of the trails and walking paths that weave throughout the conservation area.

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