Conservation and preservation are high priorities on Cape Cod, and our natural beauty can be appreciated best along our well-maintained nature trails, perfect for scenic walks and hikes.
The Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) is a non-profit, cooperative association of libraries on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket, that share resources through a computer network with terminals located in each member library. Use of a single CLAMS library card allows patrons access to over 1.5 million items - including books, magazines, and non-print resources at all member libraries. Many libraries host special events throughout the year, including storytime for children, lectures, book signings and more!
Every town on Cape Cod has a center dedicated to helping older adults get connected, acquire new skills, stay active, manage their health and become involved in their communities, through organized events, volunteering and other activities. The senior centers on Cape Cod are positive, outspoken advocates for the needs of our region’s senior citizens.
Cape Cod’s diverse population has made the region home to a variety of social clubs and organizations, bringing together residents around common interests, hobbies, activities or occupations. Bike & book clubs, volleyball leagues, Newcomers groups and the Kiwanis are just some of the organizations that are open to join!
A golfer's dream, Cape Cod's 27 public, daily-fee golf courses and 15 private facilities run the gamut of skill levels, with courses that are pristine, scenic, challenging and fun. The Cape Cod Baseball League, the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league and the launching pad for Major League talent, has free weekly games each summer. Cape Cod is home to brand new sporting venues like the Hyannis Youth & Community Center. Spectator sporting events throughout the year range from celebrity golf tournaments and ice skating expos to collegiate soccer tournaments and road races, like the Falmouth Road Race, that attract elite and amateur runners from around the world. And we have excellent youth sports programs - in fact, the Barnstable Silver Bullet Pee Wees were named the 2013 Old Colony Youth Football League Division 3 champs! Click here for a list of sports venues and facilities on Cape Cod.