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The Town of Harwich is a quiet resort and agricultural community located on the south side of the Cape peninsula, with an extensive shoreline on Nantucket Sound. With miles of rivers and marshes and a coastline of sandy beaches dotted with the town's four picturesque harbors, Harwich has the unique ability to provide every form of aquatic activity available: quiet canoeing through the great marshes of the Herring River, water skiing on Long Pond, deep sea fishing out of the harbors, fly fishing in several of the smaller ponds, or swimming and sunbathing on the sandy Nantucket Sound and Pleasant Bay beaches.
Harwich has many different types of scenic landscapes, which include; almost eleven miles of tidal shoreline along Nantucket Sound and Pleasant Bay; four harbors, where Round Cove is the only naturally occurring one and Wychmere, Allens, and Saquatucket were once pond and/or marsh areas, dredged out to the Sound to provide protection for sea vessels; many bogs which are scattered throughout Harwich providing scenic enjoyment and agricultural production; twenty-two freshwater ponds and two reservoirs; two scenic river corridors: Herring River and Muddy Creek; and over 320 acres of forests, water, and wetland in the Bells Neck Road/Salt Marsh/Reservoir area.
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About the Town of Harwich
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The town of Harwich Massachusetts was settled around 1665, and incorporated in 1694. Its early economy included agriculture and maritime industries and its history has included boom and bust cycles from the earliest days of the community. When the whaling industry collapsed with the discovery of oil, the community's emphasis shifted to cod fishing. The eventual decline of the fishing industry in Harwich by the latter part of the 19th century was caused by increases in the size of ships which eventually outstripped the shallow port's ability to house them. Residents turned to the development of cranberry bogs and resorts for summer visitors, working side-by-side with Portuguese immigrants. The first resort hotel opened in 1880 and both the cranberry and the tourist industries remain substantial ports of Harwich's economy in the present.
Attractions and Activities
Swim or sunbathe at Harwich's Red River and Bank Street beaches, or enjoy the freshwater beaches of Buck's Pond, Sand Pond or Long Pond.
Enjoy the sights and smells at the Cape Cod Lavender Farm.
Go for a bike ride on the scenic Cape Cod Rail Trail
Hike or bike the trails in Nickerson State Park in the neighboring town of Brewster.
Watch the Harwich Mariners
play against other teams in the Cape Cod Baseball League.