Wellfleet is an old whaling port centered around its picturesque harbor which has remarkably remained non-commercialized.
Things To Do in Wellfleet
Designated one of the state’s Cultural Districts in 2017, Wellfleet’s downtown is lined with art galleries representing artists and crafters of local and national acclaim. Bookstores and boutiques reside within its historic residences and a community cultural center is housed in a restored historic church.
Wellfleet celebrates a proud history as a seafaring town. The town has long been recognized for its plentiful supply of shellfish, including the famous “Wellfleet Oyster,” which is celebrated each fall during the annual Wellfleet OysterFest. This has also led to Wellfleet’s growing reputation as a sea-to-table destination for foodies.
Wellfleet serves as the endpoint for the Cape Cod Rail Trail bike path and is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts looking to connect with nature. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, which sits on over 1,000 acres of protected land, provides access to five miles of trails that pass through scenic salt marsh and offer stunning views of Cape Cod Bay. The sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife, including shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, terrapins and sea turtles.
The Cape Cod National Seashore’s Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail is a boardwalk hike through a rare wooded wetland of Atlantic white cedars. A peninsula connected by a sand spit, Great Island offers more than seven miles of sandy trails along the inner marshes, water and windswept dunes.
The town features pristine beaches such as the popular Marconi Beach and White Crest Beach, which has earned its reputation as a surfer’s paradise.
There are dozens of art galleries in this small town, and Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theater (WHAT) presents some of the most provocative contemporary work on the Cape and world-class theater offerings.
The old-fashioned Wellfleet Drive-In is a summer favorite that was originally built in 1957 and continues to serve up movie entertainment. From May to October, the drive-in also plays host to the region’s biggest flea market.
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