More than 70 percent of Wellfleet’s terrain is clothed in forests of oak and pine, and the drive along Route 6 into town offers fleeting clues of the natural splendor awaiting the visitor, due to the one- to two-mile girth of the peninsula at this point.
Wellfleet, Massachusetts is an old whaling port, a contemporary fishing village and a cultural haven. Its walkable streets are lined with art galleries representing artists and crafters of both local and national acclaim; bookstores and boutiques dwell within its historic residences. It has sweeping views off high dunes as well as a calm, protected harbor.
A town known for its shellfishermen; the town’s clock still strikes ship’s time. The town has long been recognized for its plentiful supply of shellfish, including the famous “Wellfleet Oyster,” which is feted each fall during the annual Wellfleet Oyster Fest. This obsession with the oyster has led to Wellfleet being a destination for foodies. Many well-established and recently founded restaurants featuring fresh local food make this a great town for lunch or dinner.
Nature-lovers and families will enjoy hiking the trails of the 1,000-acre Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary and visiting the dune-top site where Marconi dispatched the first transatlantic wireless message in 1903 – and Wellfleet’s reputation as a surf-destination is well deserved!
Find more information on Wellfleet through the Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce.
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