Top 5 Best of Yarmouth: Must Stop Photo Ops

The natural beauty of Cape Cod has never been more famous than it is today. Thanks to social media, photos ops of our unique landscapes and lifestyle are shared by the thousands every week, and the Cape Cod hashtag is nearing two million posts on the photo sharing app, Instagram. Whether you are a professional photographer or just an enthusiastic shutterbug, Yarmouth has some wonderful locations to capture and share with the world. Here are some of our favorites.

#1 Gray’s Beach Boardwalk and Bass Hole // Yarmouth Port

Gray's Beach

Gray’s Beach

One of the most popular spots on Cape Cod, as evidenced by the nightly Instagram sunset chasers and serenity seekers, is the Gray’s Beach Boardwalk in Yarmouth Port. Whether it’s pastel skies in the dead of winter or a golden autumn evening, there are always great captures to be had, and they never disappoint. The boardwalk stretches out over the Center Street Marsh, and points to the setting sun like an arrow between ethereal views of Chapin Beach in Dennis to the east, and the iconic Sandy Neck in Barnstable to the west. This location has nostalgic significance for those of us who have spent summers boating, fishing, catching blue crab and minnows at Bass Hole. Now, with the installation of memorial benches, and a shared “kindness rock” garden, new generations will continue to mark it as a top spot to visit on Cape Cod.

Photo Op Pro Tip: Check the tidal chart. You’ll get a variety of scenes depending on the tide.

#2 Judah Baker Windmill on Bass River // South Yarmouth

Judah Baker Windmill

Judah Baker Windmill

Overlooking Bass River, the Judah Baker Windmill at Windmill Beach, is a favorite spot for locals to take a lunch break or enjoy a few moments by the sea. The windmill is a replica of the original 1791 design, and was rebuilt in 1973. Historical significance aside, this is a simple, pleasant scene, that is quintessential Cape Cod.

Photo Op Pro Tip: Take the time to step down to the beach for some lovely Bass River views.

#3 Bass River Beach // Bass River & Nantucket Sound // South Yarmouth

Bass River Beach

Bass River Beach

If you like taking photos and video with action, Bass River Beach is your spot. Located at the mouth of Bass River, you’re sure to see boating, fishing, kites and seaside merriment during the summer months. In recent years, it has been home to the signature sand sculptures on Yarmouth’s sand sculpture trail. Bass River Beach is also home to a Veterans Memorial, fishing deck and jetty. The fishing deck looks out towards West Dennis Beach, which is frequented by kitesurfers and jet skiers.

Photo Op Pro Tip: Bring your long lens for a variety of shots.

#4 Crab Creek Conservation Area // Mill Pond // South Yarmouth

Crab Creek

Crab Creek

Off the beaten path between South Yarmouth and north Dennis, you’ll find the Crab Creek Conservation area. Resting between Mill Pond and Follins Pond, Crab Creek lives up to its name, as a favorite spot for locals to catch blue crab. It’s also a beautiful spot for shutterbugs to capture reflections, especially when the fall foliage is showing off the bright reds and yellows common in a wetland setting. Surrounded by conservation land, and bordered by cranberry bogs, Crab Creek is a great spot for exploring and nature photography. MAP/GUIDE.

Photo Op ProTip: As with any excursion off the beaten path on Cape Cod, watch out for poison ivy and ticks. Wear appropriate clothing and tick repellent.

#5 Mill Creek Park & Stone Brook Park // West Yarmouth

Colonial Acres Beach

Colonial Acres Beach

In recent years, Yarmouth residents have taken steps to purchase available open space for the enjoyment of locals and visitors, and some of those areas are open and ready for their close up! In West Yarmouth, you’ll find Stone Brook Park and Mill Creek Park, both easily accessible parks that overlook the inlet leading out to Colonial Acres Beach and beyond to Lewis Bay. These parks are right off of Rt. 28, and have small parking and picnic areas.

Photo Op Pro Tip: These two parks are so close to each other, you can park at one and walk to the other.

Top 5 Best of Yarmouth: Walks & Hikes

Gray's Beach

Gray’s Beach

One of the best ways to appreciate the nature and history of Yarmouth is enjoying a walk down one of our historical lanes or hiking on one of our nature trails. On foot, you have the time to enjoy the natural beauty of the seashore, marshes, botanical trails, or the 18th and 19th century architecture of the sea captain’s homes and the churches that are linked to the founding of the town.

No matter the time of year, we all want to get outside and enjoy Cape Cod’s salty air with a nice walk. Lucky for us, Yarmouth has many beautiful hiking paths on Conservation Land, sidewalks for strolling, and a great stretch of shoreline for those seaside walks. Here are our favorites!

By Cindi Griffin, Cape Interactive Media

Botanical Trails

Botanical Trails

#1 The Botanical Trails at the Historical Society of Yarmouth

A favorite walk among residents of Yarmouth is hidden just behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office off of Route 6A. The Botanical Trails, or Nature Trails, of the Historical Society of Yarmouth, boast a nature lovers dream of plants and tree specimens that add a bit of variety to a traditional walk through the woods. If you’re a first timer, this is one walk worth taking with the Trail Map and Nature Trail Guide so you can see where you are, and know when to stop and look for notable flora, fauna and geological points of interest. You can pick up the guide at the gatehouse at the beginning of the trail and, no matter the time of year, it’s a good idea to apply your bug repellent. The trail winds around Miller Pond, one of Cape Cod’s many kettle ponds formed by glacial ice deposits, and has some variety of terrain that is great for sure-footed adults and older children.

At the end of the trail you’ll see the lovely little Kelley Chapel, a non-denominational chapel built in 1873 and donated to the Historical Society in 1960 when it was moved from the Georgetown area along Bass River in South Yarmouth. Kelley Chapel is available mid-spring through December for special events and weddings.

Gray's Beach

Gray’s Beach

#2 The Callery-Darling Conservation Trails at Gray’s Beach

The Callery-Darling trails that wind through the marshes of Yarmouth Port, have some of the best payoffs of any hike in the Mid-Cape area. Follow the trail that takes you through the Center Street Marshes (entrance located on west side of the road), and you’ll find a whimsical old fashioned swing, and a spectacular view of Barnstable’s Sandy Neck. On the east side, the trails wind through the Chase Garden Creek Marsh, with views overlooking the Grey’s Beach and Chapin Memorial Beach in Dennis. MAP/GUIDE.

Captains' Mile

Captains’ Mile

#3 The Captains’ Mile

Getting to know the historical significance of the Old King’s Highway and it’s early residents, with a nice stroll along the “Captains’ Mile” on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port. MAP/GUIDEThe black and gold relief carved plaques featuring a schooner ship signify each captain’s home on the Captains’ Mile, which are now mainly private residents. To see inside, visit the Captain Bangs Hallet House at 11 Strawberry Lane on the north side of the village green. If you’re into supernatural history, you can also download the Ghosts, Myths and Legends guide to accompany you on your tour. GUIDE.

#4 Old South Yarmouth and Bass River Village Walking Tour

On the south side of Yarmouth is another historical walking tour through Bass River Village. On top of the Greek Revival architecture we see so prominently on the north side, there are homes with charming Victorian and Italianate flourishes and a history in keeping with Yarmouth’s seafaring founders. MAP/GUIDE.

Crab Creek

Crab Creek

 

Bass River Beach

Bass River Beach

#5 South Shore Drive

One of the longest stretches of shoreline (about 1.3 miles) in Yarmouth runs from Bass River Beach (aka “Smuggler’s Beach”) along South Shore Drive to Thacher Park Beach. Lined with oceanfront hotels, beach cottages, private residences, public and resident-only beaches, South Shore Drive also has a sidewalk that’s perfect for walkers and joggers who want to take in the fresh ocean breeze. Those interested in a longer walk, can park at the Bass River Beach lot (see in season fees) and walk the beach, with several options to double-back and return up to the paved sidewalk via South Middle Beach, Parker’s River Beach, Seaview Beach or Thacher Park Beach, which is quite convenient since the beautiful soft sand of the Nantucket Sound beaches are a little more difficult for running and walking than you might expect. If you want an even longer walk, keep following the sidewalk past Bass River Beach down South Street, which also connects to Old Main Street. Along the way, you’ll enjoy seeing many beautiful homes, gardens and points of interest. If you work up an appetite, there’s a new gelateria, Caffe Gelato Bertini, next to the Great Island Bakery on South Street, and the Skipper Restaurant and Chowder House, which also serves ice cream, on South Shore Drive.

Small Business Saturday 2017


Capeabilities Thrift Store
25% off all R.E. Kennedy originals, prints, tiles, and posters.
25% off all Christmas and holiday items.
Huge selection of brand new homemade items including jewelry, bracelets, bags, glass cases, kool pak, checkbook cover starting at $2.00.

Cellar Leather
Follow the Dots Event!
Up to 35% off all regular priced items.
Limited offer only of Small Business Saturday, November 25th


Cruise Planners
Offering AMEX Express gift cards for all cruise and land vacations. Must be booked with Cruise Planners in Hyannis. Call 774-994-8460.


Design Works

10% off your purchase all day Shop Small Saturday, November 25th.


Just Picked Gifts

Enjoy $10 off any $50 purchase valid on November 25th and November 26th. Click here for coupon.
Stonewall Products tasting on Saturday, November 25th at 12 noon and a raffle basket giveaway.


Nauset Disposal

Give your loved ones the gift of rubbish removal this holiday season!
Gift certificates available.


The Optimist Cafe

Buy a $50 gift card and receive a $10 gift card just for you!
Ceramic travel and coffee mugs for $12 each or 2 for $20
Optimist Cafe T-Shirts for $20 or 2 for $36
Limited offer ends November 26th


Wreaths for Doors and More
Receive a free bag of 6 lavender sachets with every $50 purchase.

 

Local Packages and Deals!


All Seasons Resort – Family Beach and Play Package

Including mini golf, ice cream, beach, dinner, and breakfast.
Click here to learn more and book today!

Blushing Oyster Bed & Breakfast – Whale Watch Cruise and Dinner Package
Enjoy a relaxing stay in one of our guest rooms and receive 2 tickets on a whale watch with Hyannis Whale Watchers, a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Old Yarmouth Inn and full gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.
Click here to learn more and book today!

Blushing Oyster Bed & Breakfast – Museum and Dinner Package
Enjoy a relaxing stay in one of our guest rooms and receive 2 tickets to Cape Cod Museum of Art, a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Old Yarmouth Inn and full gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.
Click here to learn more and book today!

Blushing Oyster Bed & Breakfast – Heritage Museum and Gardens and Dinner Package
Enjoy a relaxing stay in one of our guest rooms and receive 2 tickets to Heritage Museum and Gardens, a $30 gift certificate for dinner at Old Yarmouth Inn and full gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.
Click here to learn more and book today!


Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Cape Cod – Long Weekend Promotion
Check in on a Thursday or Friday and stay 3-5 nights, receive 50% off Sunday night. 50% taken off the best available published rate on Sunday evening.
Click here to learn more and book today!


Maplewood at Mayflower Place and Mill Hill Residence – “Win a Trip to Nantucket!”

When you tour Maplewood at Mayflower Place and Mill Hill Residence, you and a guest could win a round trip ferry service with a 2-night stay at the Jared Coffin House on beautiful Nantucket in October. A winner will be chosen on September 5th. Schedule your visit between May 31, 2017 and August 31, 2017.
Click here to learn more about Maplewood at Mayflower Place.


Ryan Family Amusements – $9.95 Unlimited Bowling
Unlimited bowling, EVERY DAY from 7 PM to closing.  Includes a $5 game card per player, 2 to 6 players per lane. Candlepin or Ten pin.
Expires August 31, 2017
Click here to learn more about Ryan Family Amusements


The Mariner Motor Lodge – Super Saver Mid-Week Golf Specials

April-Mid June and Mid September-October Only. Includes one night’s lodging, golf including cart,  and dining voucher.
Click here to learn more and book today!

Y-D Red Sox Schedule

The Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox, or Y-D Red Sox, is a collegiate summer baseball team based in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the league’s Eastern Division

July Schedule


Saturday, July 1st at 5:00 PM – vs. Brewster Whitecaps at Brewster (Stony Brook Field)
Sunday, July 2nd at 5:30 PM – vs. Wareham Gatemen at Wareham (Clem Spillane Field)
Monday, July 3rd at 7:00 PM – vs. Chatham Anglers at Chatham (Veteran’s Field)
Tuesday, July 4th at 5:00 PM – vs. Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Wednesday, July 5th at 6:00 PM – vs. Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Hyannis (McKeon Park)
Friday, July 7th at 5:00 PM – vs. Orleans Firebirds at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Saturday, July 8th at 5:00 PM – vs. Chatham Anglers at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Sunday, July 9th at 5:30 PM – vs. Wareham Gatemen at Wareham (Spillane Field)
Monday, July 10th at 5:00 PM – vs. Brewster White Caps at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Wednesday, July 12th at 5:00 PM – vs. Harwich Mariners at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Thursday, July 13th at 5:00 PM – vs. Bourne Braves at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Friday, July 14th at 5:00 PM – vs. Brewster White Caps at Brewster (Stony Brook Field)
Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PM – vs. Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Sunday, July 16th at 5:30 PM – vs. Falmouth Commodores at Falmouth (Guy Fuller Field)
Tuesday, July 18th at 6:30 PM – vs. Harwich Mariners at Harwich (Whitehouse Field)
Wednesday, July 19th at 5:00 PM – vs. Orleans Firebirds at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Thursday, July 20th at 6:00 PM – vs. Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Hyannis (McKeon Park)
Friday, July 21st at 5:00 PM – vs. Wareham Gatemen at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PM – vs. Wareham Gatemen at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 PM – vs. Chatham Anglers at Chatham (Veteran’s Field)
Wednesday, July 26th at 5:00 PM – vs. Harwich Mariners at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 PM – vs. Orleans Firebirds at Orleans (Eldredge Park)
Friday, July 28th at 5:00 PM – vs. Chatham Anglers at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)
Saturday, July 29th at 5:00 PM – vs. Brewster White Caps at Brewster (Stony Brook Field)
Sunday, July 30th at 5:00 PM – vs. Brewster White Caps at Yarmouth (Red Wilson Field)

Learn more here!

 

Register for the Mid Cape Tourism Summit

https://yarmouthcapecod.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/1273

Event Description:
Join us for a fun and educational afternoon! Tour the marketplace to learn more about tourism destinations in the mid-cape, listen to keynote speaker John Wheeler discuss the importance of customer service, and enjoy appetizers and cocktails outside with Patrick’s Trivia Quiz! Each attendee will receive 2 drink tickets, a swag bag, and entry to win one of two amazing prizes; a trip to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard!

Sign the Petition and Save Route 6 Visitor Center

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION!

Please help us convince the Barnstable County Commissioners continue to provide the necessary funding for the management of the Route 6 Rest Area.

Millions of dollars are spent annually to market Cape Cod as a tourist destination. Well over 4 million people traveled to the Cape last year leaving no doubt that tourism is the largest economic driver we have in Barnstable County. A prime example of this is the Route 6 Rest Area which serves over 40,000 visitors, generates a minimum of 10 seasonal jobs and are indirectly responsible for additional seasonal employment by promoting businesses across Cape Cod.

The funds generated from license plate money is clearly stated that it is to promote tourism and economic development. According to Massachusetts General Law Title XIV, Chapter 90 Section 2, “… all amounts so transferred shall be used to promote tourism and economic development; We have seen no better example of how a small amount of money can benefit so many taxpayers, county-wide, to promote tourism and economic development with such immediate and proven effect than reinstating the long-time tradition of maintaining the operation of this rest area.

It is for the purity of our request and the consideration of the livelihoods that could be hindered that the commissioners should continue their established precedent of funding the daily maintenance of the Route 6 Rest Area Rest Rooms until they have replaced it with another revenue source.

 

Yarmouth Summer Celebration – 2017

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Calendar of Events:
Saturday, June 24th
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM – Sunrise with Neighborhood Yoga
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Bass River Farmer’s Market
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Nature Walk
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Bark in the Park Dog Parade
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM – Art Closet Sale
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Taylor Bray Farm Day

Sunday, June 25th
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Blessing of the Boats
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM – Y-D Red Sox vs. Falmouth Commadores – Double Header!
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Y-D Red Sox vs. Falmouth Commadores – Double Header!
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Sunset with Neighborhood Yoga

Monday, June 26th
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Nature Walk
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Ice Cream Chill Off
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Big Screen on the Beach with Cartoons and Movie!

Tuesday, June 27th
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Hook, Line, and EEL! Kids Fishing Clinic and Derby
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Salsa by the Sea with Ballroom Bliss
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Paint Fun

Wednesday, June 28th
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Nature Walk
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest

 

FOR MORE EVENT INFORMATION, VISIT YARMOUTHSUMMERCELEBRATION.COM

Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail – 2017

 

PROFESSIONAL SAND SCULPTORS – All around town you can see sand sculptures being built.  Stop and watch the professionals as they carve beautiful art forms from a pile of sand!  The first three will be built by Memorial Day!  You will find these at the Visitor Centers on Route 28 in Yarmouth, at the Route 6 Rest Area and Visitor Center, and at Taylor Bray Farm.  Other 3-ton sculptures will be built starting June 19th with the final 25-ton signature sculpture being built at Bass River Beach by June 30th.

MAPS – Pick up a sand sculpture map at the Visitor Center or any Yarmouth Beach Gatehouse and find them all!
2017 Sand Sculpture Map
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PHOTO COMPETITION
– Take pictures and send to us via email, celebrateyarmouthinc@gmail.com to enter into the sand sculpture contest.    Great prizes will be given out at the end of the season!  So there is time to come back and revisit each work of art! Visit the Yarmouth Summer Celebration website at www.yarmouthsummercelebration.com for contest rules.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE – Send us an email at celebrateyarmouthinc@gmail.com with a vote for your favorite sculpture (Bass River Beach signature sculpture excluded). Enter into the subject line “VOTE”. In the body, include merchant and location of sculpture. Your votes will be shared with participating merchants!

Check out some past sculpture below:

 

 

Summer Concert Series

Bring your beach chair and dancing shoes!

There will be a FREE concert every Monday night in July and August at Parker’s River Beach.
This series features Steve Morgan and the Kingfish, The Rip it Ups, Sarah Swain and the Oh-Boys, Haywired, The Skiffs, Four Guys in Tuxes, and Crabgrass Bluegrass! Don’t miss this event.

Click here for our flyer with ALL the details!

Win a Stay and Play Package!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our STAY & PLAY Package Giveaway Contest!
We announced our winner on April 15, 2016. Stay tuned for more opportunities to win this fall!

Enter your information below to be entered into a Yarmouth STAY & PLAY Package Giveaway! Enjoy two nights at the Bayside Resort with breakfast and golf for two with cart! Just fill in your information below and we’ll notify the winners by April 15, 2016.

Be a Volunteer!

We want you! Become a Yarmouth Chamber volunteer today!

Whether joining a committee, working an event, or tackling a project in the office, there are plenty of opportunities here at the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce.

For more information or to become a volunteer, please contact Ashley Cormier at communications@yarmouthcapecod.com or Mary Vilbon at director@yarmouthcapecod.com.

6 Fun Things to Do in Yarmouth for Valentine’s Day

Father Daughter Dance Picture

1. Father Daughter Dance
Daughters and Fathers (or uncles/grandfathers) come together for a night of dancing, pizza, refreshments, and fun. For more information, click here!

Square Tile - Valentine's Day Fundraiser v2

2. Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser
Celebrate Valentine’s weekend at the Cape Cod Irish Village in South Yarmouth with live entertainment from Stage Door Canteen and Studio 2 Beatles Tribute Band. For more information, click here.

Valentine's Fundrasier

3. Jimmy Fund and Wounded Warriors Fundraiser
Saturday, February 13, 2016 join us for a night of music and fundraising where the Annual Fundraiser at Giardinos on Rt. 28 is held with proceeds being split between The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Research and The Wounded Warfighters Group, of Cape Cod Veterans Inc. Click here for more information.

Church in Winter

4. Community Soup Sampler
Join us for an all you-can-eat buffet of members’ delicious homemade soups, stews, chowders, and Pastor Chuck’s famous chili.  Included will be rolls, breads, beverages, and a second buffet of homemade desserts. Reservations are not necessary but recommended by calling the church at 508-775-0891. Starts at 5:15 pm. Click here for more information.

Eat Drink Valentine's Day

5. Pop Up Class with Chef Austin
Take it easy and celebrate early with this flavor-packed menu of French treats. Cook your meal and then enjoy with accompanying wine and a Chocolate Opera Cake for dessert all while dining in our new Owl Hall!
Tickets are $65, to register call 508-394-7100. More information, click here.

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6. Cape Cod Family and Film Youth Festival
Celebrate cinema with films for children, families, and film lovers of any age.
 Film programs available on Sunday February 14th and Monday February 15th. For more information, click here.

 

Conservation Areas

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Photo by William DeSousa

Bud Carter Conservation Area
The trail with the highest point in Yarmouth is situated on what is known as the Sandwich Moraine, a significant glacial feature left over from the last ice age of 20,000 years ago. The area boasts of two scenic vistas. Many side trails and loops occur within this 300 acre land tract.

Callery-Darling Conservation Area
This trail is located north of Route 6A and stretches from Homers Dock Road to the salt marshes west of Center Street. The area displays great ecological diversity in various stages of vegetative succession. Soil are rich and deep with organics, indicating an aggressive farming history. Abandoned cranberry bogs and ancient salt water bogs are present with original dikes intact. The Bass Hole Boardwalk is one of the more popular attractions within the area.

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Photo by William DeSousa

Crab Creek Conservation Area
The trail winds its way along the shore of Crab Creek. This area has long been a favorite for crabbing enthusiasts with its abundance of blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus. Blue crabs measuring five (5) inches from point to point may be taken without permit. However, a state permit is required when using traps or pots.

Dennis Pond Conservation Area
The main trail is approximately 3,285 feet long and winds its way through a variety of woodland communities. There is also a side trail which follows closely along the shoreline and rejoins the main trail later.

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Photo by William DeSousa

Horse Pond Conservation Area
These trails are located within a 400 acre tract of town owned land. The main trail occurs along the northern perimeters of Horse Pond with spurs, loops, and connectors to other trail systems.

Meadowbrook Conservation Area
This area consists of brackish marsh, salt marsh, and relic Atlantic white cedar swamp fronting on Swan Pond. A 310 foot boardwalk leads from the parking area to the north shore of Swan Pond.

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Photo by William DeSousa

Raymond J. Syrjala Conservation Area
This  area is 15 acres in size with a trail approximately 3,500 feet in length and forms a loop that passes through a rather wet environment. A man-made reservoir to the east of the trail was created to store water for the now abandoned cranberry bogs.

Sandy Pond Conservation Area
Sandy Pond is approximately 12 acres in area and presents itself as a classic “kettle” pond with steep slopes and a depth of 35 feet. A nature trail leads around the entire pond and connects to other trails to the north, west, and east.

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Photo by William DeSousa

Thacher Show Conservation Area
This area consists mostly of salt march with a short trail through a wooded thicket. The marsh end of the trail boasts commanding scenic views of the salt marshes and island thickets. The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown can be seen to the north on an exceptionally clear day.

 

Stay & Play Package Giveaway

Enter your information below to be entered into a Yarmouth STAY & PLAY Package Giveaway! Enjoy two nights at a Yarmouth resort and golf for two! Just fill in your information below and we’ll notify the winners by November 30, 2015.

Taste of Yarmouth

GET YOUR TICKETS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

Join us on Saturday, November 7 for the Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth!

We are pleased to announce Ryan’s as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2nd annual Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth, to be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

The Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth features trolley rides to 12 participating restaurants throughout the town of Yarmouth, with various appetizer sized dishes at each. The trolleys will run from 4:00 to 8:00PM, beginning and ending at Ryan’s in South Yarmouth. An after party will be held from 8:00 to 10:00PM at Ryan’s and will include desserts provided by local bakeries, musical entertainment and bowling.

Click here for tickets to the Taste of Yarmouth.

The 2015 participating restaurants include Acapulco’s, Captain Parkers Pub & Restaurant, DiParma, Giardino’s, Irish Village, Kings Way Grille, Red Face Jacks, Riverway Restaurant & Lobster House, Royal II, Ryan Amusements, Tavern 731 and the Yarmouth House Restaurant.

Desserts at the After Party will be provided by Cape Cod Creamery, Edible Arrangements, Great Island Bakery, Happy Fish Bakery, Idgy’s Gluten Free Dining, Keilar’s Bakery, and The Optimist Café.

We would like to thank the businesses that have already joined us in sponsoring this event in 2015:

Ryans

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Additional Sponsors:

Cape Cod Healthcare
www.capecodhealth.org
Cape Point Hotel
www.capepointhotel.com
Joly, McAbee & Weinert Real Estate Services
www.capecodjmw.com
Nauset Disposal
www.nausetdisposal.com
Platinum Auto Service, Inc.
www.platinumautoservice.com
Secure Networks
www.securebiznetworks.com
Steamship Authority
www.steamshipauthority.com

Demo Day is Back!

Demo Day at Bayberry Hills is back! Come try out the newest golf toys from 10AM to 2PM.

PING , MIZUNO, CALLAWAY, CLEVELAND GOLF, SRIXON & MORE!

Visit the Yarmouth Golf website for more information.

Protecting your Computer in Inclement Weather

Better safe than sorry! Here are some tips to help you protect your computer and electronic equipment in inclement weather brought to you by Yarmouth chamber member, Secure Networks.

DOWNLOAD THE PDF

 

Business After Hours – 2/12

Bridgewater State University – Cape Cod Campus

Join the Yarmouth Chamber for our February Business After Hours event at Bridgewater State University’s Cape Cod Campus on 2/12 from 5:30-7:00 PM

Appetizers – Drinks – Door Prizes- 50/50 Raffle

Member $5, Guests and Non-Members $10

Call the Chamber at 508-778-1008 to register, or REGISTER ONLINE.

Spread Some Holiday Cheer

The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce is a collection point for the Toys for Tots program this season. Please consider dropping off a new unwrapped toy to our office at 424 Route 28 weekdays between 9 AM ad 5 PM.

Call our office for more information or visit the Toys for Tots website.

Holiday Magic by the Sea

Planning a getaway to the Cape to do some relaxing, holiday shopping or sightseeing? Live here and looking for holiday activities for you, your friends or family?

Yarmouth, Cape Cod has holiday activities to appeal to every age! Take a look at our Holiday Magic By the Sea guide.

Looking for a place to STAY, PLAY, DINE or SHOP in Yarmouth? Check out our member directory to view the full list of all of our members!

Christmas Stroll

GET READY TO JINGLE AND MINGLE!

The Yarmouth Chamber has taken on the role of Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll organizer and boy oh boy, are we excited! We hope you’ll join us for a festive day of yummy treats, holiday tunes, Santa sightings and meandering through the historic village of Yarmouth Port. The stroll will begin at 1:00PM and end with a tree lighting will be at 4:15 on the village green.

View the Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll program online.

Small Business Saturday

This event is sandwiched in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and always occurs the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.  In 2013, $5.7 billion was transacted in small businesses across the nation.

Businesses, for some tips to take advantage of this community focused event, click here.

Shoppers, here are 10 reasons to SHOP LOCAL on Small Business Saturday, and everyday! 

  1. Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in our town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local community.
  2. Local independent shops invest more in our communities. Local businesses are proportionately more generous in their support of local charities, schools and community events. Supporting local shops means a financial impact on your community.
  3. Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices. Many people fall out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products and gifts available.
  4. Shopping local saves you money. Out of town shops have done a good job of convincing us that local business equals expensive. If you add travel, fees to transfer items and your time, the overall cost is often much higher.
  5. Shopping local retains our communities. People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns but don’t equate this to how they spend their money.
  6. Shopping local retains our distinctiveness. Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet the changing population needs.
  7. Shopping local saves the environment. Local shops often stock a high percentage of local sourced goods which do not require long car and bus journeys, helping reduce our global footprint.
  8. Local shops are for everyone. Most people can get to their local shops easily and this is especially important for the elderly and young generations and those without transportation.
  9. Local shops value you more. Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.
  10. Shopping local saves services. Private and public sector services tend to cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants, etc.

Flax Pond Spook-tacular

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Looking for a fun, safe Halloween activity for your kiddo? Yarmouth Parks & Recreation will be hosting Flax Spook-tacular, a safe Halloween Party at Flax Pond, 31 Dupont Ave. in South Yarmouth. The event will be held on 10/31 from 5 to 6:30PM for children K through grade 5.

This event is FREE but donations will be accepted at the door.
Children and their families are welcome!

Register by emailing recreation@yarmouth.ma.us.

Get more information on the Flax Spook-tacular by clicking here.

 

Cape Cod Restaurant Week

Cape Cod Restaurant Week starts Monday, October 13th and runs through Sunday, October 19th. Check out CapeCodRestaurantWeek.com for the full list of restaurants and menus. The website is being updated constantly so be sure to check back for the newest information.

Taste of Yarmouth

Join us on Saturday, November 12 for the Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth!

We are pleased to announce The Loft as the Presenting Sponsor of the 3rd annual Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth, to be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Announcing the Loft as the presenting sponsor for this event, Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Mary Vilbon, said she was delighted that The Loft had agreed to team up with the event to showcase what their recently renovated space has to offer.

The Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth features trolley rides to participating restaurants throughout the town of Yarmouth, with various appetizer sized dishes at each. The trolleys will run from 1:00 to 5:00PM, beginning and ending at the Loft in West Yarmouth. A dessert reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00PM at The Loft and will include musical entertainment by the Mark Greels Band. Click here for tickets to the Taste of Yarmouth.

Information on participating restaurants will be updated soon.

If you are a restaurant in Yarmouth and are interested in participating in this event, please review our Restaurant Participation form.

We would like to thank the businesses that have already joined us in sponsoring this event in 2015:

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Open House at Flax Pond

The Yarmouth Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting an Open House at the Flax Pond Recreation area in South Yarmouth on Thursday, September 25th from 5:30 to 7:00PM. This event is open to the public and attendance is welcomed. The goals of this event are to create awareness and expose the property to the community, as well as introduce future event hosting opportunities. This free evening will include beer and wine, appetizers, guided tours of the premises and prize giveaways to attendees.

Over the past several months, the Yarmouth Parks & Recreation Department has made a number of large-scale improvements to the facility; these updates and additions have made a substantial impact on the facility and area as a whole. The new year-round Lorusso Lodge in its serene setting is a great place for the casual wedding, formal function, family gatherings or corporate training, and has a capacity of 150 seated. The property design includes over 2,000 feet of pathways leading to the  outdoor meeting spaces and handicapped access to the water’s edge. With recent developments now complete, Flax Pond is now available for corporate training, weddings and functions of all calibers, or old fashion family picnics by the lake.

All are invited to this free event to view the property, enjoy food, drink and a beautiful view!

Fall in Love with Yarmouth

Live here? Work here? Planning a fall getaway or a quick weekend trip? Looking for things to do while you’re in town? Well we have you covered! Our Fall Concierge Guide lists great activities for any age throughout the fall in Yarmouth.

If you’re looking for a hard copy, feel free to swing by our Visitors Center at 424 Route 28 in West Yarmouth to pick up your very own. Contact the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce by phone at (508) 778-1008.

What’s Hot in August

In the area and want to know what’s going on in Yarmouth? We’ve made it easy for you by creating this August Concierge Guide, listing all events in and around our lovely town.

Want the fancy version? Stop by our Visitor Center in West Yarmouth on Route 28 and pick up a copy of your own.

Suggestions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and give us your feedback! Email us with your thoughts at info@yarmouthcapecod.com or call 508-778-1008.

Fun In the Sun

Are you planning a trip to Yarmouth? Are you trying to figure out what to do while you’re here? Do you live in the area? Have you seen the sand sculptures all around our seaside town?

Summer Celebration Kick-Off, held in June, coordinates construction of these beautiful sculptures with Yarmouth businesses every year. Although Summer Kick-Off might be over, the professional sand sculptures stay up throughout the summer (and sometimes longer). Stop by our Visitor Center at 424 Route 28 in West Yarmouth to pick up a map of the 42 sand sculptures and create your very own Sand Sculpture Scavenger Hunt, or download your own by clicking here.

Better yet, get involved in the Sand Sculpture Photo contest on social media sites! Click here for contest rules and follow Yarmouth Summer Celebration on your favorite social media site .

Free Beach Concerts

Pack up your beach chair and blanket and get into the groove every Monday night at Parkers River Beach!

The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce has partnered once again with the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to present these free, weekly outdoor concerts. Join us! 

August 4: Brian Sances Band

August 11: Fred Clayton Blues Band

August 18: Four Guys in Tuxes

August 25: The Skiffs

What’s Hot in July

Click here to view our July Concierge Guide- chock full of special and weekly events, the Y-D Red Sox home game schedule, upcoming fall events and so much more!

 

 

A “Must See” in Yarmouth

If you haven’t yet been to Gray’s Beach (referred to as Bass Hole by the locals),  or are planning a trip to Yarmouth in the near future, put this location on your list as a “must do” while you’re visiting our lovely town. This 868 foot long boardwalk is located at the mouth of Garden Creek and features gorgeous greenery; extending over the salt marsh allows it to offer an excellent view of coastal plant and marine life.

Love this area? Want to leave your mark permanently? The Yarmouth Parks and Recreation Department has a Boardwalk Plank Program that allows people to pay special tribute to a loved one, commemorate a vacation or honor a person or pet in their life. Planks are engraved with up to 25 letters or characters (including spaces) and will be placed on the boardwalk for everyone to see.

Want to learn more about this area? Check out this video by Christopher Setterlund, author of “In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide”. Christopher was nice enough to share this informative clip about the boardwalk with us. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Congratulations to John Masulli of Stratford, CT on winning a 2 night stay at the Cape Point Hotel in Yarmouth!

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It’s a Wrap Project

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

The Town of Yarmouth invites residents of all ages and levels of talent to submit electronic proposals for a juried Yarmouth Public Art-Works project.

The Town of Yarmouth Revenue Team has been working diligently towards creating new revenue sources through town promotional programs and proposing options for those funds to be put towards town beautification programs on town property. After conducting a survey to evaluate how the community values the possibility of incorporating public art onto public property, an overwhelming 98% of the 174 survey submissions stated that public art can better define and enhance the community.

You spoke, we listened!!!

The first Yarmouth Public Art-Works program is called “It’s a Wrap” Project. Artwork inspired by the 375th Anniversary logo should be submitted by Yarmouth residents of all ages. The top 8 submissions will have their art work transferred to a 3M vinyl wrap which will cover each of the town owned traffic signal boxes throughout Yarmouth. The results of this program will create visual impact in our community and promote the 375th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Yarmouth.

Click here for the full details on submission, design criteria and additional information.

Cape Cod Restaurant Week

During Cape Cod Restaurant Week, the best restaurants from Falmouth to Provincetown are offering three- and four-course exhibition menus for $25, $30 or $35. Revisit an old favorite or find a new one between Monday, May 12 and Sunday, May 18. See some of your options below and check back regularly – we’re adding new restaurants every day!

Looking for a Yarmouth-area restaurant participating in Cape Cod Restaurant Week? Here’s the short list, just for you!

Naked Oyster | website
410 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 ………….. (508) 778-6500

Old Yarmouth Inn | website
223 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675 ……….. (508) 362-9962

Click here for a full list of participating restaurants.

Summer Celebration Kick-Off

Join us for a full week of fun events the whole family will enjoy! From Kite Fun, Beach BBQ’s, Y-D Red Sox Baseball games and a Fishing Derby to an Ice Cream “Chill Off”, June 21-28 in Yarmouth is not a week to be missed!

Monday June 16-Tuesday, June 24
Commissioned Sand Sculpting around Town at local businesses

Saturday, June 21
5PM: Y-D Red Sox Game vs. Cotuit Kettleers with Wally the Green Monster at the D-Y High School Field

Sunday, June 22
4-7PM: Mini Golf & Hot Dogs at Pirates Cove
6-8PM: Salsa by the Sea at Bass River Beach

Monday, June 23
9:15-10:45AM: Nature Walk with Naturalist Connie Boyce at Bass Hole
10AM-3PM: Kite Fun at Bass River Beach
5:30PM: Sandy Feet Beach Run at Bass River Beach, entry includes Ice Cream Social
6-8PM: Interactive Kite Fun at Bass River Beach
6:30-8:30PM: Cape Cod Ice Cream Chill Off at Bass River Beach

Tuesday, June 24
10AM-3PM: Kite Fun at Bass River Beach
4-5PM: Fishing Clinic
5-8PM: Fishing Derby with prizes
5PM: Y-D Red Sox Game vs. Chatham Anglers at D-Y High School Field
6-8PM: Interactive Kite Fun at Bass River Beach

Wednesday, June 25
9AM and on: Sand Sculpting Pros begin Signature Sculptures at Bass River & Seagull Beaches
9:15-10:45AM: Nature Walk with Naturalist Connie Boyce at Bass Hole
10AM-3PM: Kite Fun at Bass River Beach
10AM-3PM: Amateur Sand Sculpting Contests at Bass River & Seagull Beaches
6PM-8PM: Interactive Kite Fun at Bass River Beach

Thursday, June 26
9AM and on: Sand Sculpting Pros continue work on Signature Sculptures at Bass River & Seagull Beaches
10AM-3PM: Kite Fun at Bass River Beach
5:30-8:30PM: Summer Celebration Beach BBQ with Raw Bar, Chowder, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Chicken, Chips, Ice Cream, Beverages & Music at Bass River Beach. Beach fire with marshmallows for toasting.

Friday, June 27
9AM and on: Sand sculpting Pros continue work on Signature Sculptures at Bass River & Seagull Beaches
9:15-10:45AM: Nature Walk with Naturalist Connie Boyce at Bass Hole
5PM: Y-D Red Sox Game vs. Falmouth Commodores at D-Y High School Field
7-9PM: Informal Tours of Werner Schmidt Observatory at D-Y High School Field
8:30PM: Family Cartoons on the Big Screen at D-Y High School Field
9:15PM: Celebration Fireworks Finale set to Musical Score at D-Y High School Field

Saturday, June 28
All Day: Sand Sculpting Pros Complete scuptures at Bass River Beach
10AM-12PM: Bass River Summer Celebration Sailing Regatta at Bass River Yacht Club
10AM-3PM: Amateur Sand Sculpting Contests at Bass River Beach
4PM: Sand Sculpting Party & Awards at Bass River Beach

In the event of inclement weather, the Beach BBQ will be held on Friday, June 27 and the fireworks display will be held on Saturday, June 28.

Visit the Yarmouth Summer Celebration Kick-Off website for more information by clicking here .

STAY

Tidewater Inn, $69.99/night during April School Vacation Week
135 Route 28, West Yarmouth
Phone: (800) 338-6322
www.tidewatercapecod.com

The Inn at Lewis Bay, Receive a Gourmet Easter egg and bottle of wine with a two night stay during Easter weekend (April 18th-19th)
57 Maine Ave., West Yarmouth
Phone: (508) 771-3433
www.innatlewisbay.com

Colonial House Inn & Restaurant, $120/night Monday through Thursday, $145/night Friday through Sunday. Rates are per room based on double occupancy and valid April 20-27th. Includes dinner each night with a full menu and excellent meals, and breakfast each morning. For reservations and childrens information, please call (800) 999-3416.
277 Main Street (Route 6A), Yarmouth Port
Phone: (800) 999-3416
www.colonialhousecapecod.com

PLAY

Blue Rock Golf Course, 3 Day Junior Golf School during April vacation
Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 to 3:00
Contact Patrick Fannon, PGA – (508) 398-9295
www.bluerockgolfcourse.com

The End of an Era

The Mill Hill Club on Route 28 in West Yarmouth holds fond memories for many people. It has also been the source of heated discussions over the years since its closing more than seven years ago. Plans to demolish this dilapidated property are in full swing, with the date yet to be determined but slotted for sometime by the beginning of April.

Per the minutes of the Cape Cod Commission’s meeting on March 28, 2013, in which Mayflower Place’s proposal was approved, the following project was proposed: Mayflower Place, an existing facility with independent living units and a skilled nursing home, proposed the construction of a new, free-standing, 75 unit Memory Care facility, a new wing connected to the existing facility proposed to house 50 independent living units plus one caretaker’s apartment, and associated landscaping, parking, wastewater, drainage, and site upgrades.

Check back often for updates on the date of demolition and the details on the “End of an Era” party at DiParma Italian Table across the street during the demolition! Prime viewing area for what will truly be the end of an era.

27th Annual Seaside Auction

The annual Seaside Auction is the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce’s premier fundraising event of the year. A portion of the 2014 proceeds will benefit two local non-profits. The 27th Seaside Auction will be held at Red Jacket Beach Resort and includes Hors D’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Silent Auction and a Live Auction with the unforgettable Auctioneer, John Terrio.

A fun evening filled with great food, big smiles and fantastic items… The Seaside Auction is not an event to be missed! Tickets are $30 per person and should be purchased in advance online, by phone (508.778.1008) or by rsvp@yarmouthcapecod.com.

View our 2014 Donation Sheet Auction 2014.

Purchase your tickets by clicking here.

Yarmouth Golf Festival

Friday, April 18th through Sunday, April 27th

Kick off spring with 10 days of golf specials and activities in beautiful Yarmouth! Download our 2014 Golf Festival Brochure

SPECIAL OFFERS
• Play 18 holes after noon at Bayberry Hills for only $40 with a cart!
• Juniors play free after 1PM with a paid adult… The perfect activity for school vacation!
• And to sweeten the deal… Free small bucket of range balls with the purchase of a large bucket.
• 30% off any single piece of logo apparel at Bayberry Hills Pro Shop

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Adventure Golf at Bass River Sports World
A little friendly family competition never hurt anyone! Get the whole gang involved in Yarmouth’s Golf Festival Week and head over to Bass River Sports World for a great game of mini golf. Mention Yarmouth’s Golf Festival prior to mini golf purchase at Bass River Sports World and receive $2 OFF per person in your party! Offer is valid April 18-April 27, 2014.
3 Day Jr. Golf School at Blue Rock Golf Course
Monday, April 21-Wednesday, April 23. This school is geared toward pre-teens and teens, ages 11-15, with some experience. Take your junior golfers to the next level with a Blue Rock golf school experience they will love! Call Patrick Fannon to register, (508) 398-9295.

GOLF FESTIVAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Monday, April 21st
20th Annual Patriot’s Day Golf Tournament
This tournament benefits the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and Yarmouth Restaurant Association. *Only space for two teams left! This fun filled day of golf will kick-off at 10AM at Wianno Golf Course in Osterville, MA. Call the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce to register while there’s still room, (508) 778-1008. A special thanks goes out to our Presenting Sponsor, Eye Health Services.
New England PGA Junior Tour Event
Check out http://www.nepga.com/nepgajt/ for more information and sign ups.

Thursday, April 24th
Cape Cod Chapter Pro-Am Event at Bayberry Hills Golf Course: Come on over and see the Cape’s best professionals tee it up. More information at http://www.capecodpga.com/.

Saturday, April 26th
Demo Day at Bayberry Hills Come on out to the best demo day in Massachusetts!!! Admission is free! Vendors include TaylorMade, Ping, Nike, Cleveland, Titeist, & Callaway with more to come. Check out all the best new equipment and get your golf year started on the right foot. Chang Beer will be sponsoring the event and hosting an 18 hole putting competition on the main putting green for great prizes and fun. Open demo 10AM to 3PM, free Mini Lessons with PGA staff from 11AM to 2PM, Long Drive Exhibition at 12PM on the driving range, ReMax Long Drive Qualifier from 2PM to dusk.

Visit www.golfyarmouthcapecod.com for more information on the Yarmouth Golf Festival or call Bayberry Hills with questions, (508) 394-5597.

Yarmouth Leaders By Choice

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Leaders By Choice have demonstrated ongoing commitment to the Yarmouth  Chamber of Commerce and our community. These businesses play an active role in supporting projects and programs that help build the local economy.

See our full listing of Leaders By Choice.

Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade

Saturday, March 8, 2014 • 11 am

Make your plans for the Cape’s largest St. Patrick’s parade on March 8. Support the Parade and promote your business with a parade sponsorship. Submit your application by January 31, 2014 to participate in the parade with your float or marching unit. Or just save the date to see Grand Marshall Charlie Moore, The Mad Fisherman, lead the parade along Route 28.

For full details and to get involved, visit www.capecodstpatsparade.com.

375th Anniversary

Yarmouth, Massachusetts
1639-2014

Celebrate 375 years of history in Yarmouth — Cape Cod’s second oldest town. Watch for special events throughout the year ahead and join us in commemorating this historic milestone.

Chamber Website Launch Party

Thursday, January 16, 2014 • 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth

Yarmouth Chamber has a new website! Join us at the Yarmouth Cultural Center for our Website Launch Party. Learn all about our improved online presence, with an expanded tourism focus and enhanced listings to promote local business and economic growth.

RSVP to JSilverman@YarmouthCapeCod.com.

Historic Windmill

Judah Baker Windmill
89 River Street, South Yarmouth, MA

Judah Baker’s windmill is a scenic spot to visit in any season. Originally built in 1791 at Grand Cove in North Dennis, the windmill moved several times before reaching its current home in South Yarmouth. Today the mill has been authentically rebuilt and restored and still contains the original mechanical equipment.

When winter weather cooperates, enjoy a picturesque stroll with plenty of photo opportunities. Visit between Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend to see inside this historic building. Hours are limited. Contact the Town of Yarmouth Visitor Center at 508-778-1008 or toll-free at 800-732-1008 for current hours.

5 Romantic Valentine’s Ideas

Whether you’re looking to make a grand gesture or simply celebrate with your special someone, finding the right way to show how much you care can make this Valentine’s Day memorable.

  1. Beyond roses – Consult your local florist to create a personalized floral arrangement that reflects your unique relationship.
  2. Get away from it all – Book a romantic getaway at a historic Bed & Breakfast in Yarmouth.
  3. Keep it simple – Take a stroll along the beach – the perfect setting for a proposal in any season.
  4. Stick with tradition – Enjoy an intimate dinner for two at a fine dining restaurant in Yarmouth.
  5. Make it memorable – Find the perfect gift to remember the day throughout the year.

Captain’s Mile Walking Tour

Black and gold schooner plaques identify more than 50 sea captains’ homes along a self-guided walk in Yarmouthport. Enjoy an easy stroll around the village past these historic homes which commemorate a pivotal part of Yarmouth’s history. More than 300 sea captains called Yarmouth home during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Download your free: Captains’ Mile Walking Tour Map.