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The area surrounding Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is one that is rich with history, so there’s no shortage of attractions to see during your time at the resort. The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown was founded in 1892 to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrim’s first landing in the new world in November 1620. Here, the Pilgrims spent five weeks exploring the tip of the Cape before they sailed on to Plymouth.
Scargo Tower is a 30-foot cobblestone tower located atop Scargo Hill in Dennis, Massachusetts. From the tower, you can see almost all of Cape Cod from the bay side, including Provincetown.
Monomoy Lighthouse is one of the earliest lighthouses in America, located on Monomoy Point near the southern end of South Monomoy Island, just south of Chatham. Standing since the 1870s, Nobska Lighthouse in Falmouth sits on Nobska Point, one of the most beautiful sights on Cape Cod, looking out over the water towards Martha’s Vineyard.
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club has a central location on Cape Cod, making it easy to explore some of the area’s most popular attractions. Chatham, where the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star resort is located, is right off Route 6 — the main thoroughfare that takes you from the beginning of the Cape to the very tip. These are some of our favorite attractions near Wequassett Resort and Golf Club.
1. The beaches. Of the favorite pastimes on Cape Cod, lounging on the beach takes the top spot. The Cape is lined with beaches — some are even pet-friendly — and all offer the quintessential rocky New England shoreline.
2. The Cape Cod lighthouses. Some of the most famous — and most photographed — lighthouses in the nation are on Cape Cod. A popular one is the Three Sisters of Nauset, located on Nauset Beach (about a 15-minute drive from Wequassett Resort and Golf Club). The Nauset lighthouse offers tours of the tower every Sunday from May to October, as well as every Wednesday in July and August.
3. Main Street, Chatham. Main Street is where you'll find art galleries (featuring the works of local artists), jewelry stores, souvenir shops, clothing and accessories, as well as unique gifts specific to Cape Cod. The town of Chatham is a favorite among locals and guests for its shopping and historic setting.
4. The bike trails. The Cape Cod Bike Trail, which runs the site of the old Cape Cod railway, starts in Dennis (west of Wequassett Resort and Golf Club) and ends in Wellfleet (about 25 minutes east of Wequassett). A bike ride along the trail takes you through forests, fields, marshes and cranberry bogs.
5. Provincetown. Located at the tip of the island, Provincetown is the Cape’s most artistic town. You’ll find endless art galleries, studios and stores dedicated to local artists — you can even buy art directly from the artists. Provincetown is also where you’ll catch the ferry for whale watching.