For a town which is only two miles wide, Wellfleet manages to pack in a wide variety of sights to see, places to go, and even things to taste. The spectacular beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore line the ocean side of the town on the east, and the placid waters of Cape Cod Bay lie to the west. In between are everything from a 650-acre wildlife sanctuary, a golf course, fresh water remnants of the Ice Age known as “kettle ponds,” to the Cape Cod Rail Trail- a 22-mile paved biking and walking trail which follows the path of an old rail line up to the town of Dennis. Fans of art and culture will not be disappointed by Wellfleet’s thriving gallery scene or the world-class live theater offered at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Wellfleet oysters are known and prized far and wide for their delicious taste, and a variety of restaurants offer them up along with other delectable Cape Cod specialties. Visitors can also harvest their very own oysters with a recreational shellfish permit available during the summer months or scoop them up by the dozen at the wildly popular OysterFest held each year in October.

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