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Popular things to do in Harwich

Cranberry Valley Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Cranberry Valley Golf Course
Duration: 2 hours
Fishtale Sportfishing
Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishtale Sportfishing Harwich Port
Duration: 4 hours
Jail Break Fishing Charters ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Jail Break Fishing Charters Harwich Port
Duration: 4 hours
Cap'n Kids Fishing Adventures ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Cap'n Kids Fishing Adventures Harwich Port
Duration: 2 hours
Harwich is a tony New England town on Cape Cod, in Barnstable County in the state of Massachusetts in the United States. At the 2010 census it had a population of 12,243. The town is a popular vacation spot, located near the Cape Cod National Seashore. Harwich's beaches are on the Nantucket Sound side of Cape Cod. Harwich has three active harbors. Saquatucket, Wychmere and Allen Harbors are all in Harwich Port. The town of Harwich includes the villages of Pleasant Lake, West Harwich, East Harwich, Harwich Port, Harwich Center, North Harwich and South Harwich. Harwich is also home to the exclusive Wequassett Resort and Golf Club.HistoryHarwich was first settled by Europeans in 1670 as part of Yarmouth. The town was officially incorporated in 1694, and originally included the lands of the current town of Brewster. Early industry involved fishing and farming. The town is considered by some to be the birthplace of the cranberry industry, with the first commercial operation opened in 1846. There are still many bogs in the town, although the economy is now more centered on tourism and as a residential community. The town is also the site of the start/finish line of the "Sail Around the Cape", which rounds the Cape counter-clockwise, returning via the Cape Cod Canal. Discover how to plan a United States trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Side trips from Harwich

Plimoth Plantation ©
History Museum
Plimoth Plantation Plymouth
Duration: 3 hours
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises Barnstable
Duration: 4 hours
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Specialty Museum
Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich
Duration: 2 hours
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore Cape Cod
Duration: 6 hours

Hidden gems in Harwich

Bank Street Beach ©
Bank Street Beach
Duration: 2 hours
Bell's Neck Conservation Lands ©
Wildlife Area
Bell's Neck Conservation Lands
Duration: 2 hours
Cape Cod Lavender Farm ©
Cape Cod Lavender Farm
Duration: 2 hours
The Potted Geranium
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Potted Geranium West Harwich
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Harwich

Red River Beach ©
Red River Beach
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Harwich

Harwich Antiques Center ©
Antique Store
Harwich Antiques Center West Harwich
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Harwich

Magellan Sportsfishing Charters
Fishing Charter / Tour
Magellan Sportsfishing Charters Harwich Port
Duration: 2 hours

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