Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Featured Town: Truro

Over the next few months, we will be doing a short feature on each of the towns of Cape Cod.  We will also highlight a few of our awesome clients in those towns.  Truro is a lovely town on the Outer Cape with some real surprises.  From a winery to a world reknowned art center, Truro is not just a great place to enjoy the seashore.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill was started in 1971 in a lovely old barn built around 1882 as a place to offer artists studio space and a place to have various classes in pottery, sculpture, and painting amoung other things.  Today they offer a huge variety of workshops for beginner through advanced artists and kids and teens sessions as well.  This year they are host to the after conference workshops for the 5th International Encaustic Conference being help in Provincetown June 3 - 5 with workshops offered June 6 - 10.  There are only a few spots left for the conference if you are interested in registering so check this out here.

A fun place for the adults is Truro Winery in North Truro.  They began in 1992 and maintain their own vineyards using sustainable agriculture methods and a reduced carbon footprint.  The winery offers daily tasting seven days a week beginning in May and going on through October.  They have several events through out the season including the upcoming Wine and Whales event on May 21, where they will release two new wines and collaborating with the Center for Coastal Studies to help save the right whale.  When you go back home and start craving that taste of Cape Cod, Truro Winery has online shopping too!

This year is the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961.  The National Park Service has several celebration events planned throughout the season.  There are arts and photo exhibits, Highlands Fest on July 9, and several events for the big Birthday Bash on August 7.  Of course just taking in the beauty of the Cape Cod of Thoreau, with walking and biking trails, swimming beaches and lighthouses make the Cape Cod National Seashore may be the best way to celebrate 50 years of this wonderful national treasure.

Our favorite place to go for the wonderful smells and tastes is the Atlantic Spice Company at the corner or 6A and 6 in Truro.  Filled with fresh teas and spices of all kinds, this is a fun place to go and explore when you want to take a break from the beach.  Pick up some great teas to make some sun tea to enjoy during your stay or pick up a great gift for your brother or your favorite aunt.  Plan a few hours to explore this great little shop.

If you are planning to stay in Truro, check out the beautiful Outer Reach Resort located on 12 acres in the National Seashore.  A lovely place for family events or quiet vacations.  Outer Reach Resort is pet friendly too.  If camping is more your style then North of Highland Camping Area is a great place for you.  Specializing in tent camping, they have a large recreation hall and outdoor playground.  To find other places in Truro check our town lodging page for Truro.

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