The Cape’s narrowest town, yet one of the largest, is a quiet retreat of rolling hills and high dunes, ocean bluffs and estuaries and waterfront communities of quaint cottages nestled in the dunes. Thanks to the fact that about 70% of Truro lies within the Cape Cod National Seashore, the rural seaside charm of Truro beckons artists, writers and those seeking something different, looking to settle far from the maddening crowds in a quiet space of solitude. There is nothing commercial about Truro so if you’re happy with a sprinkling of small shops and restaurants, Truro is your Cape Cod Vacation Destination!
The Cape Cod National Seashore
The Cape Cod National Seashore boasts long wide stretches of beautiful ocean beaches, miles of trails along beach paths and through forests, and the Cape’s oldest Lighthouse Highland Light perched on the Cape’s highest elevation. Climb the lighthouse for sweeping views over the Atlantic and discover Cape Cod’s rich maritime history at the adjacent Highland House Museum, once a grand summer hotel now filled with vintage treasures. Discover days of a bygone era as you hike the three-mile stretch of seashore from Race Point in Provincetown to High Head in Truro, where dune shacks once home to seamen and then eccentric souls looking for a place to stir up creativity are scattered amongst the dunes, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The remains of old shipwrecks can be seen on the shores of Head of the Meadow Beach at low tide. A wide, dune-backed beach that draws surfers, sun-seekers and cyclists to the trail that leads through the forest alongside the dunes. A short walk down massive sand dunes leads you to walk the seemingly never-ending sands of Long Beach towards Ballston Beach set amidst the wilderness and isolation of Truro’s outer reaches. Caution! You may encounter some nude bathers along the way!! For warmer waters, head away from the National Seashore to Cape Cod Bay where quiet stretches of sand and gentle waters line the bay with spectacular views and serene sunsets with the shores of Provincetown in sight. Between the towns of Wellfleet and Truro there are over 20 historic kettle ponds which provide a great alternative to the bay and ocean waters, fun watersports and the chance for the kids to find some frogs!
A True Cape Cod Gem
The classic beauty of this Cape Cod town is captured in the many world-famous images of local summer resident, the famed artist Edward Hopper. Windswept dunes, towering church spires and spectacular landscapes depict the true ambiance and old-world charm of this Cape Cod Gem. Whether you are exploring the shoreline or forests or sipping cranberry wine or artisanal rum at the award-winning Truro Vineyards, whose 1830’s farmhouse featured in Hoppers 1930 painting, Rich’s House there are endless things to do in and around Truro.
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