Yarmouth Chamber Unveils Olde Cape Cod Discovery Trail

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Explore the history and scenic waterfront areas in Yarmouth via the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce’s self-guided Olde Cape Cod Discovery Trail, now available to visitors.

“This trail takes you to historic sites in our town’s three villages where the charms of old Cape Cod have been so devotedly preserved,” said the chamber’s Executive Director Mary Vilbon. “You’ll discover how people in every era met the economic and social challenges of their time, and how their lives were always intimately connected to the water.”   

Yarmouth, the oldest Cape Cod town along with Sandwich, was settled by early pilgrims and established in 1639. It extends north to south from the bay to the ocean at the center of the Cape and is made up of three villages – Yarmouth Port, South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth.

The map is easy to follow chronologically and divided into four eras to explore, from the 1600s to the 1900s.

Some of the sites include Gray’s Beach, Taylor Bray Farm, the nature trails of the Historical Socity of Old Yarmouth, Edward Gorey House, Indian Memorial, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Judah Baker Windmill, and historic homes that have become museums, inns and restaurants.

 The Captain Bangs Hallet House, circa 1840, is one of the historic points of interest on the tour.

 

Visitors can pick up the brochure at the chamber Visitor Center at 424 Route. 28, West Yarmouth, or download a mobile version from their website at yarmouthcapecod.com.  

For more information, contact  the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce at info@yarmouthcapecod.com or call 508-778-1008.  

 

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