Ask Agnes: Vol II
Again we find ourselves looking for some wonderful things to do on Cape Cod. This time our 'Ask Agnes' feature explores Brewster and some of its hidden (or sometimes overlooked) gems.
Cape Cod Chatelains: 'Hey Agnes, the kids are driving me nuts, what can I do with them?'
Agnes: 'First and foremost is the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. This treasure located right on route 6A in Brewster contains a variety of fascinating and enriching exhibits and nature trails. I especially like to check out the bees which have a hive sandwiched between two pieces of glass so that you can watch them at work. When I get tired of being inside the miles of walking trails are a wonderful respite. Travelling over the marsh, through the woods and all the way to the Bay they are an education in the local biology and geology with every step. If the kids need to get out some wiggles the summer program and Mudflat Mania! are both great opportunities for the kids to have a great time and learn something to boot.'
CCC: 'Sounds great. Is anything else close to there?'
A: 'I'm glad you asked. Just on the east side of the marsh is Paines Creek Landing and Beach. This beach generally does not get as swamped with people as some of the other beaches around (but as always get there early). In addition the 'creek' which is tidal, is a blast for riding with the tide on a tube. The current can rip through there though, so keep an eye on young ones. What is truly fascinating is that Paines Creek (its name North of 6A) is also Stony Brook (its name south of 6A) and, in the spring, herring swim against the current to Mill Pond to spawn. You can enjoy this natural spectacle at the Stony Brook Grist Mill, which is a truly magical site, also...'
CCC: 'Wow, there is a lot to do in a small space!'
A: 'Hold on I wasn't finished. Also you can go to Drummer Boy Park and enjoy the playground. At different times the Brewster Historical Society holds events here (along with a lot of other groups) and you should be sure to go when the windmill and the blacksmith are open.'
CCC: 'Wonderful, as usual we are dually impressed with your knowledge of the area. Thanks Agnes.'
A: 'I have a lot more to say about Brewster though! It's such a great town!'
Well thank you again Agnes, we are lucky to have your decades of experiences here on Cape Cod. Also see our previous blog about places to walk your dog as there are some references to Brewster locations in there too. As always, please contact us with any questions about your real estate needs, we are happy to help.