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The town of Orleans is located at the elbow of Cape Cod. Fifty-four miles of coastline provide easy access for surfing, sailing, kayaking, SUP and boating. Visit Nauset Beach, the 5th best Cape Cod attraction on TripAdvisor. Do some beachcombing and then watch the sunset at Skaket Beach on Cape Cod Bay. Thirteen art galleries, fifty restaurants, live theater, Cape Cod Baseball, bike trails and a cultural district make Orleans a perfect beach town. Fishing and boating opportunities abound: charter a sportfishing boat at Rock Harbor, rent a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board and explore tranquil Town Cove. On summer nights, visit Eldredge Park near the center of Town and watch the Orleans Firebirds play against other towns in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
At our rental department at Leighton Rentals we have Orleans vacation rentals, year round rentals and winter rentals in our inventory. Just take a look at Orleans Rentals to find the rental your are looking for.
Orleans is part of the Nauset Regional School System, which includes Orleans Elementary School, Nauset Regional Middle School, and Nauset High School.
About the Town of Orleans
Find out more about town specific info such as weather and demographics at Orleans Town Info.
The town of Orleans, incorporated in 1797, is a resort community on the outer Cape whose European history begins in 1642 with the first permanent settlement established by Nicholas Snow and his family. The Colonial economy was built on agriculture, especially corn, rye and wheat, plus the growing of hay and vegetables. In the 18th century commercial fishing and shell fishing supplemented local incomes and residents worked on herring boats and went after whales. By the 19th century, coastal packets from Boston were being serviced and several windmills created power resources in the town, but the heaviest reliance by residents was on cod and mackerel fishing. Life long residents recall that in those days the very old and the very young farmed, while all the able-bodied men fished. Fishing declined as competition from larger boats and larger ports grew, but the town had established a commercial importance on the Cape as a market center for other communities, that continues into the 20th century. This resort home development, which accelerated between 1915 and 1940 and still continues, has had the greatest effect on the town and in turn has supported increasing commercial development along Route 6.
Attractions and Activities
Swim, surf or sunbathe at popular Nauset Beach. For a less wavy, more family friendly beach, check out Skaket Beach on Cape Cod bay. If you prefer freshwater, check out Pilgrim or Crystal Lake Beaches.
Visit the galleries and restaurants in the shopping district in the center of town.
Go for a bike ride on the scenic Cape Cod Rail Trail.
Hike and bike the trails or swim and fish in the ponds at Nickerson State Park in the neighboring town of Brewster.
Watch a play at the Academy Playhouse.
Watch the Orleans Firebirds play against other towns in the Cape Cod Baseball League.