The Town of Mashpee is a favorite tourist destination with the population surging to 38,000 in the summer months. A significant area of Mashpee is New Seabury, an upscale resort community situated on over 1,500 acres of land bordering Nantucket Sound featuring championship golf, a private beach club, Popponesset Inn and Popponesset Marketplace.
South Cape Beach State Park offers 3.5 miles of ocean and bay beaches, sand dunes, coastal ponds with trails. Another popular walking area is the Mashpee River Woodlands with more than eight miles of maintained trails through 391 acres of conservation land along the Mashpee River with canoe access. Or try the Quashnet River Conservation Area with 440 acres of conservation lands and featuring a new 2.5 mile trail loop along the river offering an opportunity to view the fascinating trout stream restoration effort.
Recreational sailing and boating is perfect on this side of the Cape with boat landings at Waquoit Bay, Popponesset Bay and Ockway Bay if you’d rather not venture into Nantucket Sound and over to Martha’s Vineyard. The Little River Boatyard on Seconset Island offers full marine service.
Located between Route 6 and Route 28 between Falmouth and Barnstable.
General Information | Resources
The town of Mashpee, located on Cape Cod in Barnstable County, was incorporated in 1870. The town covers 27.2 square miles and includes the resort area of New Seabury. Population as of the 2010 census was 14,006. From 2000 to 2010, Mashpee grew by 8.2%, the largest increase of any town on Cape Cod.
Attractions | Things To Do
Mashpee Chamber of Commerce
Mashpee Commons – An internationally recognized example of smart growth and traditional town center development. Shops, restaurants, activities for all incorporated in an outdoor marketplace.
Cape Cod Children’s Museum – A rescue on a rainy day where families can learn and play together. Plenty to do – interactive exhibits with local flavor, programs and gift shop.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Indian Museum – Highlighting the rich culture and historic significance of the Land of the Wampanoag with displays of ancient artifacts and other Native American heirlooms.