Orleans

20 Reasons To Visit Cape Cod This Summer

With the holiday weekend just passed and the summer season swinging into gear, here are 20 reasons why you should consider vacationing on Cape Cod this summer.

  • No More Rotary At The Sagamore Bridge
    Okay, leaving Cape Cod over the Memorial Day weekend was a bit difficult, but I believe traffic congestion will improve going forward, once people get more familiar with the construction (or deconstruction).

  • Cape Cod Beaches
    Is there really a better reason? Check out Cape Cod Travel’s 2007 Cape Cod Beach Guide for information on beaches in the town you’ll be staying at.

Double Dragon Inn in Orleans

A casual atmosphere, inexpensive food and friendly service await you when dining at the Double Dragon Inn in Orleans, MA. The Double Dragon Inn offers a full Chinese and Polynesian menu with all of the usual menu items, as well as combination dinners and lunches, and a wide assortment of drink specials. The restaurant overlooks the Orleans Town Cove, offering a nice waterfront view from most tables as well. I’ve pretty much become a regular there, as a direct result of the friendly staff, their willingness to provide excellent service and the overall speed of orders, whether dining in or taking out.

A Complete List of Cape Cod Schools & Cape Cod School Information

A complete list of schools on Cape Cod in Barnstable County. An image map which allows you to search by county can be found on the Massachusetts Department of Education website.

BARNSTABLE

  • Special Education School
    • Southeast Alternative School-Hyannis – Hyannis
  • Public School District
    • Barnstable – Hyannis
  • Public School
    • Barnstable Early Learning Center – Hyannis
    • Barnstable High – Hyannis
    • Barnstable Middle School – Hyannis
    • Centerville Elementary – Centerville
    • Cotuit Elem – Cotuit
    • Hyannis Elementary – Hyannis
    • Hyannis West Elementary – Hyannis
    • Marstons Mills Elem – Marstons Mills

Six Great Photos of Ocean Sunsets and Views on Cape Cod

One of the reasons to be on Cape Cod is, of course, the love of the ocean. It’s easy to find yourself sitting at Skaket Beach, enjoying a quiet lunch with the sound of the ocean by your side. In addition, being able to find the time to enjoy watching a sunset or sunrise on the ocean is a pleasant escape from the pulls and tugs of the everyday rat race.

Here are six great photographs of ocean views and sunsets from different areas of Cape Cod.

Old Fashioned Tastes – The Cottage Street Bakery in Orleans

Walking into the Cottage Street Bakery, in Orleans, you are greeted by the distinctive smells of a wonderful bakery and the aroma of fresh coffee. The Cottage Street Bakery is located on a small side street (Cottage Street) just off of the main connector back onto Route 28 in Orleans, from Nauset Beach. If you aren’t looking for it, you may miss it. It’s also a small place, so get there early on a summer weekend if you want the best selection of pastry items to choose from.

About Orleans, Massachusetts on the Lower Cape

Orleans is located in southeastern Massachusetts, at the elbow of Cape Cod. Bordered by the town of Eastham on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the towns of Chatham and Harwich on the south, and the town of Brewster and Cape Cod Bay on the west. Orleans is about 22 miles from Hyannis; 88 miles southeast of Boston; 93 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 270 miles from New York City.