Military Travel Destinations – Cape Cod
In our second Cape Cod blog post, we gave you some very good options for a few lodging gems. Now, let’s look at the fun things you should do when in the Cape. It’s tough to be in the Cape and not be amazed by the natural beauty of all that’s around you. Created on August 7, 1961 by President Kennedy, the Cape Cod National Seashore consists of almost 40 miles of coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean, encompassing the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, and Chatham. The National Park Service does an excellent job of running the park. There are many trails for hiking and biking – you’ll definitely find something for everybody in the Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and Air Force family. Your first stop should be the Visitor Center, where you’ll find information about the park and all the flora and fauna you can find in the park. You will also get historical information about the formation of the park. If you plan your trip right, you might even be able to participate in one of the free walks that the guides give you around the park. As you exit the visitor center, go right and head towards the ocean. As you drive along Ocean View Drive, you will find parking at Nauset Light Beach, where you will be able to enjoy the sand and sea, as well as head up to the Nauset Light. Originally constructed in 1877 as one of two lights in Chatham, it was moved to Eastham in 1923 to replace the Three Sisters of Nauset. If you go down Cable Road, make sure to go slow or you will miss the new location of the Three Sisters of Nauset (north side of Cable Road). Cable Road takes you back onto Highway 6. Heading north on Highway 6 brings you towards Provincetown. Along this drive, there are many wonderful little seafood restaurants, serving up the freshest food the area has to offer.
Be sure to come back and read our other blog entries about Cape Cod to find out what not to miss and where to eat. Up next… Provincetown!