Extraordinary village life of beautiful Cape Cod, sun set, beaches, great restaurants and an engaging lifestyle offering endless activities, the town of Orleans offers everything far and near. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle and near enough to access all of that makes Cape Cod the perfect place to visit, raise a family, or relax at retirement.
Cape Cod bayside
Orleans is nestled between Nauset Beach on the Atlantic Ocean where you can take a glorious morning sunrise and Skaket Beach at Cape Cod bayside, where the sunsets are like picture book. Just over 14 sq. miles in area, Orleans has 46 miles of salt water shoreline and 12 miles of fresh water shoreline. And it is one of Cape’s most beautiful ocean beaches, you can sun bath, surf, swim, and fish and even take your vehicle tracking over sand with the access pass.
Rock Harbor and Eldridge Park
Once at Cape Cod, visit Rock Harbor known for its legendary sunset, gather with the many onlookers and occasional steel drum band celebrating the glorious moment. Orleans boasts 18 town landings for access to cape Cod Bay. Eldridge Park is located at the corner of the Eldridge parkway and Route 28, and it offers playgrounds, picnic tables, tennis courts, a combination baseball and soccer field and public restroom. It is also the home to Orleans cardinals, at the college level Cape Cod baseball league.
Orleans’s Cape Cod hosts many events for the young at heart, Monday night concerts in July and August at Nauset beach, the Cape Cod symphonies pops in the park which is held in late August at Eldridge Park, and main Block Street Party sponsored by the Orleans police held in mid-August.
Bike Rail Trails
If you like to ride a bike, the Cape Cod rail trail runs through Orleans and it is thirty miles long, this trail winds through woods, marshes and cranberry bogs, and Dennis Harwich, East Ham and Wellfleet. Bridges and tunnels make for safe passage over and under highway. The rail trail has open trails that takes you to the Nickerson State Park or portions of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Conservation Parks and Jonathan Young Windmill
Visit dozens of conservation areas featuring walking trails that offers scenic views while preserving vital wild life habitats, marsh areas, shorelines are the perfect area for the bird watchers to observe many species of birds that makes Cape Cod their home during the spring, summer and fall. Visit the Jonathan Young Windmill to tour the mill and its exhibits, see some of the original equipment that operated the transplanted cable system between Orleans and the coast of France at French Cable Station Museum.