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Truro MA

Beautiful homes built into the hills and a narrow strip of tiny cottages and motels, Truro, Massachusetts has fewer residents now than it did in 1840 and has very little commercial development here - only a handful of gourmet markets, restaurants, cafes, and galleries make up the town’s commerce.

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Truro’s incredible natural landscape – high dunes, estuaries, rolling moors, rivers fringed by grasses – make it a place of wonderful views and quiet serenity. Its stunning natural backdrop continues to inspire artists near and far. Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, nestled right in the Truro dunes, is a world class non-profit arts center offering workshops in painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, writing and photography.

Natural Trails are also abundant in Truro. The two-mile Head of the Meadow Trail is an idyllic venue for cycling between the dunes and the salt marshes from the beach parking lot to High Head Road. The Cranberry Bog Trail is a short, half-mile trail that provides a scenic overview of the knob-and-kettle landscape that gave rise to the cranberry industry on the Outer Cape in the 19th century. Pilgrim Spring Trail and Small Swamp Trail both commence at the Cape Cod National Seashore parking lot east of Pilgrim Lake. Each of these ¾-mile trails overlooks Salt Meadow, a freshwater marsh whose denizens include osprey and hawks (bring binoculars).

Cape Cod Light, also known as Highland Light, is the oldest of the four active Cape Cod lighthouses and the first one seen by mariners approaching Boston. It is the most powerful lighthouse – lit by two 1,000 watt bulbs reflected by a huge Fresnel lens – the New England coast. On the premises is the Highland House Museum is a restored hotel/inn which houses maritime and agricultural exhibits and artifacts dating back to the arrival of the Pilgrims.

Truro is also home to the Cape’s oldest winery. Located on five acres of farmland, Truro Vineyards produces wine with a tasting room and gift shop located in a carefully restored 1830s farmhouse, and tours and a food truck are offered in season.

If you’re looking to become one of the town’s newest homeowners, contact Demakis Family Real Estate’s nearby Mattapoisett office for more information. You can also create an account to save your searches and receive updates when homes you may be interested in hit the market!