Bourne, MA – The Gateway to Cape Cod. Bourne is a boater’s paradise – The Cape Cod Canal, Buttermilk Bay, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod Bay and Red Brook Harbor. Some interesting tidbits: Gray Gables was the summer White House for President Grover Cleveland – ‘The Big House’ is a true story about a century in the life of a Cape Cod summer home on Wings Neck – the Pilgrims traded goods with the Dutch colonies at Aptucxet Trading Post – you can rent the Wings Neck Lighthouse for a week and experience life on the water in a very special way – there are popular camping areas at Scusset Beach State Reservation and Bourne Scenic Park.
Located on the mainland side and Cape Cod side of the Cape Cod Canal with two highway bridges – the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges – accessible to Route 6 and Route 495.
General Information | Resources
The town of Bourne, located in Barnstable County, was incorporated in 1884. There are nine Villages in Bourne – Bourne, Bournedale, Gray Gables, Monument Beach, Pocasset, Cataumet, Buzzards Bay, Sagamore, Sagamore Beach. The town covers 52.9 square miles. Population as of the 2010 census was 19,754.
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Town of Bourne Government
Town of Bourne Public School Information
Upper Cape Regional Technical High School
Massachusetts Maritime Academy – State college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in maritime-related fields.
Attractions | Things To Do
Cape Cod Canal Chamber of Commerce
Cape Cod Canal – Opened in 1914, the Canal is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and provides passage for 14,000 vessels annually, both recreational and commercial.
Cape Cod Canal Bike Path – Seven mile bikeway offers fantastic views of the boat traffic and the quaint shoreline scenery.
Cape Baseball League – The premier amateur baseball league in the nation since 1885 with full summer schedule. Some famous alumni: Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Pena, Nomar Garciaparra
National Marine Life Center – A non-profit rehabilitation and release hospital for the treatment of stranded sea turtles and seals – educating the public about these animals and their environment.