Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Five Unforgettable Wellfleet Adventures

My heart belongs to Wellfleet
by guest-blogger Talia Schulman

Wellfleet is best known for its artsy shops, galleries, natural fresh water ponds, and of course oysters. Here are five unforgettable activities to do in Wellfleet.
Lifeguards by Miriam Schulman
Newcomb Hollow
Set in the northern area of Wellfleet, Newcomb Hollow Beach has been an enjoyable destination for generations. With lifeguards patrolling the area, people of all ages have enjoyed going in the ocean to boogie board, surf, or to just take a dip. There are plenty of sand-castles and seals swimming along the shore.

Gull Pond 
Silk Painting The kayakers by VivienPollackDesign
Spend an afternoon at Gull Pond with its clear blue-green waters. They offer various ways to boat and There is a swim dock that parked at about five feet deep which is perfect for families concerned about young swimmers. The bathroom facilities have flushing toilets and running water. If you choose to kayak you will have an amazing adventure traveling to connecting ponds.

The Juice
The Juice on 6 Commercial St
On the corner of Commercial Street, this healthy eatery is best known for its smoothies but you will also enjoy nightly live music and eclectic fare such as fish tacos. Look for their "cake of the day" as a special dessert or save room and go to a Nice Cream Stop.
{please note the Juice closed its doors...)

Dessert at A Nice Cream Stop
A Nice Cream Stop. 326 Main St.
Choose among tasty flavors such as Wellfleet Mix, Grasshopper or Purple Cow. There are also sorbets and frozen yogurts for those wishing a lighter treat. The college girls behind the counter are always really friendly.

A walk on Uncle Tim's Bridge
View of Uncle Tim's Bridge by Helen von Borstel
The perfect way to burn off all that ice cream or cake of the day is a walk on Uncle Tim's Bridge. This beautifully built wooden bridge connects Commercial Street to an Island surrounded by salty marsh. In the distance are views of gorgeous Wellfleet Harbor and a walk around the island is enjoyable for family bonding time.