As the year-round commercial and retail hub for most Outer Cape communities, Orleans, Massachusetts is the last outpost of bustling activity as the journey to the end of this peninsula begins. It is here in Orleans that Cape Cod’s main roadways—Routes 6, 6A and 28—merge at a rotary directing drivers in as many directions.
Nestled between spectacular Nauset Beach on the Atlantic and tranquil Skaket Beach on Cape Cod Bay, Orleans offers something for everyone. In the quaint town center, enjoy shopping and gallery hopping, and dine on fresh local seafood. In the town's historic district, explore museums and take in live theater performances. And in the natural beauty of its shores and forests, discover the perfect spot for a wide range of outdoor sports including fishing, boating, swimming, biking and just plain relaxing in the clean, fresh air.
Orleans has ranked #2 on Coastal Living's list of "Happiest Seaside Towns in America."
Find more information on Orleans through the Orleans Chamber of Commerce.
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