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Hyannis...heart of the Cape

Cape Cod has many little towns and villages stretching out into the ocean on this glorious peninsula of Massachusetts. There is a creative community which is always concocting various ways to attract tourists and amuse, entertain or refresh them. The hot new item this year is the "Whale Trail". You discover them throughout the Cape and learn a bit more about the community in the process. There are more than 50 whales waiting to be discovered. When they appear in a group...such as in Hyannis, they are considered a "pod". Makes sense. There are sponsors for each whale, which is decorated individually by local artists. Each has its own message and personality. The sponsor donates money for the installation and at the end of the tourist season, each whale will be sold with proceeds going to a favorite charity or non-profit organization.
My friend, Marlene is pictured here with the whale she sponsored in her work for one of the banks in town. The local artist chose Andy Warhol prints, Marilyn Monroe, Campbell soup cans, (you get the idea) and this whale sits at the corner in front of Marlene's bank at the west end of the Main Street. You can find out more at www.CapeAndIslandsWhaleTrail.com or call 508-744-6780. The slogan is "Join us this summer for a whole new kind of whale watch." There are brochures scattered around the town to tell you more.

Scores of good restaurants

Who could visit the Cape without trying some of the wonderful sea food? You might only want a quick lunch on the run...or you might choose to relax over a leisurely dinner in the evening and then walk the waterfront...which remains lively well into the evening.

Get out there IN IT !!

The lure of the ocean is always there. Even if you aren't the one doing the fishing, a half day ride on a cruiser to get out in the middle of the bay is an exciting and refreshing way to spend the day. There are many, many options to choose from when it comes to cruising, fishing, and other water related activities.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Tons of sun and fun and water and seafood and art galleries.....
  • Cons:never enough time...always the same complaint
  • In a nutshell:The Cape is a wonderful place to explore
  • Last visit to Hyannis: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated Jul 23, 2007
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Hi, Janet! ><>< Thnanks for your good page! ><><

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2006 at 2:49 AM

    A very enjoyable story in travelogue :-))) Tons of sun and fun and water and seafood and art galleries makes Hyannis a place for me, I suppose :-) My only doubt is that it may be crowded, right?

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2006 at 12:29 PM

    Great idea for a walkway ! We all here could need a trip to Cape Codd's fresh air. It is soooo hot over here.

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2006 at 2:32 AM

    Gotta love those whales, wonder if they migrate from the south hahaha.

  • Barbie2138's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2006 at 5:40 AM

    As usual, another excellent page.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2006 at 9:06 AM

    Long, long time since we were on Cape Cod - would love to try thoe clams again. Nice page! leyle

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2006 at 6:48 AM

    The clam shack tips brought back memories of our Kennebunkport trip. Love freshly fried clams. Lobster rolls too. Another terrific page, Janet. As for the fishing, what do people troll for in Hyannis Port, Kennedys? :)

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2006 at 6:46 AM

    Maybe "Have a whale of a time in Hyannis"? Another enjoyable page.

  • gosiaPL's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 9:54 AM

    Another great page on another great destination. I like the new idea of whale watching :-)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 7:24 AM

    Looks as though things have not changed much in Hyannis, but just as delightful as ever. Great overview.

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