In the mid-1800s, there were said to be more masters and mates of vessels roaming the globe belonging to Brewster, Massachusetts than any other town in the country. Though those glory days of seafaring have long past, many of the 100 sea captains’ mansions and estates along Brewster's Route 6A now serve as quaint bed & breakfasts, art galleries, craft studios and antique shops.
There is no real village center to this rural town, but the Brewster General Store is an old-fashioned gathering place at one of the town’s main crossroads. Just off the main drag, the herring still run upstream in spring to the 1660 Stony Brook Mill.
In Brewster, you will find 300 acres of beaches and tidal pools along Cape Cod Bay, and the 400 acres of trails, camping areas and freshwater ponds of Nickerson State Park. Brewster’s eight calm bay beaches are like as many gems. Low tide, when the bay recedes nearly two miles, reveals sparkling, garnet-tinted flats for exploration and delight. The 800-acre Punkhorn Parklands is a favorite of mountain bikers.
Find more information on Brewster through the Brewster Chamber of Commerce.
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