Town Spotlight: Mashpee
Fun Things to Do in Mashpee
Mashpee is the place to be for a unique blend of Native American history and small-town charm.
Of all Cape Cod towns, Mashpee remains most firmly rooted in its Native American heritage. Much of the Wampanoag Tribe still call Mashpee home and there are numerous historic Native sites around town, including the Old Indian Meeting House. To learn more about the tribal history and culture, visit the Mashpee Wampanoag Museum.
Bring the kids to the Cape Cod Children’s Museum for a full day of play and learning. The only children’s educational resource of its kind on Cape Cod, kids can play on a pirate ship, do arts and crafts, and participate in special events like scavenger hunts and sing-alongs. After, treat the family to a scoop of one of Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour’s specialty flavors like Arctic Landslide or Mashpee Mud.
Outdoor lovers will appreciate the beautiful hiking trails along the Mashpee River Woodlands and Lowell Holly Reservation. For swimming and sunshine, check out South Cape Beach State Park, where a magnificent white sand beach stretches out for over a mile.
In September, check out the Annual Seaside Le Mans Kart Race for the Cape Cod Community at Mashpee Commons. This annual event features Formula One European-style racing carts provided by F1 Boston. All proceeds from the event go to The Cape Cod Foundation.
Old Indian Meeting House
Mashpee Wampanoag Museum
Cape Cod Children’s Museum
Mashpee Fun Facts:
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is one of only two federally recognized tribes of Wampanoag people in Massachusetts.
-By Ettractions Digital Content Editor, ALLISON BENNETT
-Photo Credit: Reagan Communications and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
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