5 (Dog-Friendly) Things to Do: Cape Cod

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Bragging some the best shorelines, an overwhelming laid-back appeal, and incalculable outside undertakings, there’s numerous reasons Cape Cod has been a dearest summer goal for ages of New Englanders. As ongoing Boston transplants, we needed to look at it for ourselves – and brought our half year old German Shepherd pup in the interest of personal entertainment!

Go camping at Nickerson State Park.

Cape Cod is known for its significant lots of shorelines along the seashore, however, its concealed magnificence lies inland. The remnant of icy masses a great many years back, the scene is dabbed with pot lakes, and Nickerson State Park in Brewster brags eight them. Clear and generally shallow, these enjoyably warm waters tucked into the forested areas offer rest from the sea waves and swarmed shorelines. A considerable lot of Nickerson’s campgrounds offer clearing perspectives on these lakes, and a system of climbing trails associates them. The recreation center is family and canine amicable, yet additionally private and serene. Its focal area places you advantageously near the Cape Cod Rail Trail and National Seashore, however, there’s such a great amount to investigate inside the recreation center itself, you may never need to leave.

Enjoying the simple life at Nickerson State Park.

Go for a bike ride on Cape Cod Rail Trail.

Coast along the relatively flat and paved Cape Cod Rail Trail, a 25 mile bikeway that runs from South Yarmouth all the way to Wellfleet. Take your time to enjoy the charming towns and beautiful natural scenery along the way. If you choose to camp at Nickerson State Park, the trail conveniently converges right off of the main entrance, where you can also find bike rentals.

Who needs a beach chair when you can dig your own?

Soak up the sun at Cape Cod National Seashore.

Dogs are allowed on leash on National Seashore beaches, even during the summer, with some restrictions. Visit at the right time of year, and you can even spot a whale without ever leaving land!

Grab a lobstah roll at The Knack.

No visit to Cape Cod would be complete without a lobster roll. The Knack in Orleans is the perfect post-beach stop. With a walk-up counter and patio seating, it was super dog-friendly – the employees took turns coming out to say hi to our pup and give him treats and water.

Stealing a lick of ice cream at family (and pet!) friendly Shipwreck.

Break up the drive home with a pit stop.

We hit the inevitable traffic driving home, so before crossing the Sagamore Bridge, we made a detour to the little town of Sandwich. The Shipwreck welcomes leashed pets in the large yard with plenty of picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and lawn games. Hungry for a little more? Nearby Off the Grid serves up mouth-watering BBQ out of a funky, painted school bus.

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