Local Area Attractions Near Boston / Cape Cod KOA Holiday
Pilgrim Memorial State Park (Plymouth Rock)
Make your own pilgrimage to the place where the Mayflower landed. At the smallest state park in Massachusetts, you will find the "simple glacial boulder" that has become a world famous symbol. To learn more about Pilgrim Memorial State Park , visit them online or call (508) 866-2580.
Costumed "colonists" give visitors a glimpse of colonial life from the 17th century plantation life. Board a full-scale replica of the Mayflower to imagine what the journey may have been like. General admission covers all exhibits and may be used for two consecutive days, allowing to see the entire museum. For more information, visit Plimoth Plantation online.
Mayflower II is Plimoth Plantation's full-size reproduction of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620. Currently in dry dock at Mystic Seaport's Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, the historic wooden sailing vessel is undergoing a major refit expected to take approximately 30 months and is expected to return in 2020, for the 400th commemoration of the Pilgrims' arrival. Plimoth Plantation is actively seeking funding to support Mayflower II's preservation efforts and enable us to share the magnitude of her transatlantic voyage.Updates will be posted on Plimoth Plantation's weblink and social media accounts.
The "Cape" (as the locals call it) offers stunningly beautiful beaches, a wildlife sanctuary, quaint shops, wooded bicycle paths, cranberry bogs, lobster dinners and so much more. For more details, visit Cape Cod online.
This 2.5 mile red brick trail leads you to 16 nationally significant historical sites including the Old North Church where a lantern once warned Paul Revere "The British are coming!" Also on the trail is the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat. To get to the Freedom Trail , our staff will be glad to help you with directions and information for a fun filled day in Boston.
Yankee Whale Watching
What began as research for local colleges has evolved into the most successful whale watching tour in the area. Four staff scientists are aboard each trip. Visit Yankee Whale Watching online to learn more.
Old Town Trolley Tours
Boston's best sightseeing tour. Old Town Trolley is the only tour that covers the entire city from the North End to Cambridge, Fenway Park to the Seaport and all points in between.
Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island
These destinations are reached by steamships.
Boston/Plymouth/Cape Cod Harbor Cruises
Located close to Boston, Plymouth and Cape Cod, the Boston/Cape Cod KOA provides plenty of opportunity to embark on a harbor cruise and explore the "Bay State." A variety of cruising options depart from Town Wharf in historic Plymouth and from the famous harbor in Boston onto coastal islands including Nantucket and Cape Cod.
Shinning Sea Bike Trail
The Shining Sea Bikeway (SSB) was named for a line in the song America The Beautiful, written by Falmouth native Katharine Lee Bates. It follows the original route of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad that used to run from Buzzards Bay, through North and West Falmouth, around Woods Hole and into Falmouth Station. In the early 1970's the Town of Falmouth purchased the right of way, tore up the tracks and officially opened the 3.3-mile Shining Sea Bikeway in 1975.In 2009, a new 7.4-mile section was added, extending the trail to North Falmouth. This addition was built with a $3.2 million federal grant. Now the SSB runs 10.7 miles from County Road in North Falmouth all the way to the Steamship Authority parking lot in Woods Hole.
The Sandwich Historical Society and its Glass Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the history of the Town of Sandwich, MA, the oldest town on Cape Cod. A large part of Sandwich history is involved with American glass production.The Sandwich Glass Museum has “Relit the Fires in Sandwich” with a glass furnace for hourly glass making presentations and new exhibits to better tell the story of the glass industry in Sandwich. While we will not be able to completely recreate that booming, smoking glass factory, our visitors are able to feel the heat from the glory hole on their faces. They can watch the glassblower turn and twist the hot glass into wonderful forms, and visions of those former days will not be so difficult to understand or imagine.
129 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
Highland Hall & Gardens
Highfield Hall & Gardens is not your typical historic estate. While there's plenty of history within these glorious old walls, Highfield is a vibrant cultural center surrounded by restored gardens, peaceful walking trails and conservation land.
56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA 02541