Things to Do

Beaches

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South Cape Beach

From the Mashpee Rotary, take Great Neck Road South, to Great Oak Road, follow sign to All Beaches.

Mashpee Town Beach

  • Resident sticker required from June 15 – Labor Day.

South Cape Beach State Park

  • No sticker required.
  • Parking Fee: $7

Attaquin Park

Mashpee/Wakeby Pond
Lake Avenue off Rout 130

  • Resident sticker required.

John’s Pond

Route 151 to Currier Road, right on Hooppole Road to Otis Trailer Village.

  • Resident sticker required.

For Beach Stickers

Town Clerk, Mashpee Town Hall
16 Great Neck Road North
Hours: Weekdays, 9am-4pm
Phone: 508-539-1400 ext. 561

For Massachusetts State Resident Seniors 62 and over: Receive a free pass for any state park or beach in Massachusetts by appearing in person with your Massachusetts State ID at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Phone: 508-457-0495.

Mashpee Boat Landings

Ashumet Pond

State Landing, Currier Road.

John’s Pond

State Landing, Hooppole Road.
Boat Ramp Permit Required.

Wakeby Pond

State Landing
Route130/Fisherman’s Drive
Boat Ramp Permit Required.

Popponesset Bay

Town Landings
Pirate’s Cove
Mashpee Neck Road
Boat Ramp Permit Required.

Ockway Bay
Off Great Neck Road South (Shallow Bay)
Boat Ramp Permit Required.

Santuit Pond

Town Landing, Timberlane Drive
Boat Ramp Permit Required.

Waquoit Bay

Town Landing
Great River off Great Oak Road
Boat Ramp Permit Required.

Fishing

Saltwater: No license required.

Freshwater: License required.

Fishing Permits:
Mashpee Town Hall, Town Clerk’s Office
Phone: 508-539-1400 Ext. 561

Walking Areas with Walking Trails

Tour Information
Phone: 508-539-1945

John’s Pond Park Conservation Area

The 329 acre freshwater pond is surrounded by a 258 acre Town conservation area of active cranberry bogs, 17 acre Moody Pond and over 4 miles of walking trails and bog roads. Seasonal toilet facilities, picnic tables and grill. Beach supervised by lifeguards in summer.

From the Mashpee Rotary, take Route 151 past Falmouth town line, turn right onto Currier Road (just past the Barnstable County Fairgrounds). Turn right onto Hooppole Road; past Ashumet Holly Reservation 1.2 miles to stop sign at end of road, then onto Back Road through Otis Trailer Village Campground to Town Beach parking area at end of road.

Mashpee River Woodlands

More than 8 miles of maintained trails and wood roads through 391 acres of conservation land along the Mashpee River. With cool pine forests, salt and fresh water marshes and abandoned cranberry bogs, this area is popular for fishing, canoeing and bird watching. Canoe access to the river is from the public landing at the end of Mashpee Neck Road.
For Woodlands South:
From the Mashpee Rotary, take Route 28 toward Hyannis. Take first right onto to Quinaquisset Avenue, then right onto Mashpee Neck Road. South parking area is 1.1 miles on right at Conservation Area sign.
For Woodlands North:
From the Mashpee Rotary, take Route 28 toward Hyannis,. Take first right onto Quinaquisset Avenue. North parking area is off Quinaquisset Avenue on the right.
For Woodlands West:
From the Mashpee Rotary, take Great Neck Road South 1.1 miles and turn left onto River Road. Park at the end of paved road.

South Mashpee Pine Barrens

Over 300 acres of rare pine barrens, Atlantic White Cedar swamps and mixed forests, providing a unique nature study.

For access to the 3.8 miles of trails and sand roads, take Great Neck Road South 1.5 miles from the Mashpee Rotary. Turn right onto the dirt road opposite Punkhorn Point Road and Old Dock Lane and park in open area on left.

Lowell Holly Reservation

Located on a peninsula between and Wakeby Ponds with over two miles of shoreline and stands of American Beech, holly, white pines and rhododendrons. Includes 1.5 miles of walking trails, picnic tables and small swimming beach (no lifeguard).

From Route 130, take South Sandwich Road and follow to Reservation parking areas on left. Old parking area is at end of dirt road on left at Sandwich town line; 0.7 miles (look for the “carpe diem” sign). New parking area is directly on South Sandwich Road 0.8 miles (look for the “Trustees of Reservation” sign).

South Cape Beach State Park

In addition to its 3.5 miles of ocean and bay beaches, sand dunes, coastal ponds and salt marshes, the park maintains the 0.8 mile Great Flat Pond Trail, extending through coastal forests and marshes. Also over 3 miles of sand roads for hiking. Parking Fee.

From the Mashpee Rotary, take Great Neck Road South to Great Oak Road. Follow to State Park sign and turn left into park. Meet at the Town Beach parking area at end of paved road.

Jehu Pond Conservation Area

The majority of this 77.6 acre property was bought in March, 1997 from the Bufflehead Bay Nominee Trust at the same time an adjacent 280 acres were purchased by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as part of the Mashpee Wildlife Refuge. The combined properties include extensive pine/oak woodlands, salt and freshwater marshes, two islands, a freshwater stream, abandoned cranberry bogs, at least one vernal pool and Atlantic white cedar swamps crossed by 4.27 miles of woods roads and walking trails.

From the Mashpee Rotary, take Great Neck Road South to Great Oak Road. Follow 1.3 miles toward south Cape Beach to Conservation area sign and parking area on the right.

Quashnet River Area

A number of Town and state agencies own a total of 440 acres of conservation lands along the Quashnet River between Mashpee High School on Route 151 and Martin Road, just south of the Falmouth town line. In addition to 4 3/4 miles of woods roads on the property, a new 2.5 mile trail loop has recently been completed along the river north from Martin Road which offers an opportunity to view the fascinating trout stream restoration effort undertaken in recent years by the local chapter of Trout Unlimited. Trout fishing is catch-and-release only.
From the Mashpee Rotary, take Route 28 toward Falmouth for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto Martin Road. Park at dirt road on right (please do not block the gate).

Childs River Conservation Area

From the Mashpee Rotary, take Route 151 and turn left onto Old Barnstable Road. Go 0.6 mile, past Leatherleaf Lane, to dirt road on left at bottom of hill. Look for Conservation Commission sign. Park on side of dirt road.

Washburn Island

Island (Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve) Walking Trails. Phone: 508-457-0495.

Bicycle Paths

Cape Cod has many bicycle paths for you to enjoy. Here are a few we recommend that would make nice day trips for you and your family.

Route 130 Bike Path, Mashpee

Starting at Heritage Park, this 2.4 mile bike way leads you by the Wampanoag Museum and the Mashpee River herring run. It’s well-shaded for an easy ride, ending st Mashpee/Barnstable town line at stoplights of Routes 28 & 130 intersection.

Shining Sea Bike Path, Falmouth

Scenic 3.5 mile path level path from North Falmouthall the way to Woods Hole along forests, marshes and ocean edge. Bring your walking shoes, roller blades, jogging shoes or bike. Parking maybe an issue. Try to pick it up at the railroad tracks near the intersection of Routes 28A & 151.

From the Mashpee Rotary, follow Route28 through downtown Falmouth. At the end of Main Street, take a left onto Locust Street, toward Woods Hole. Free bikeway parking within 1 mile on right.

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway, Sandwich

A 6.5 mile level trail along the Cape Cod Canal.

Follow Route 130 to Route 6A in Sandwich from Mashpee. Cross over Route 6A onto Tupper Road/ Follow signs to the Cape Cod Canal and Sandwich Marina (on right).

Golfing

Ballymeade

Challenging yet very playable, this 18 hole course was most recently redesigned by Jim Fazio and Chi Chi Rodriguez. Utilizing all of the natural beauty and character of its surroundings. Ballymeade is semi-private and located in North Falmouth off Route 151. Phone: 508-540-4005.

Cape Cod Country Club

This Par 71 Donald Ross design is one of the oldest public courses on Cape Cod. With rolling fairways and lots of wooded areas, it’s also one of the more enjoyable to play in the area. Located in Hatchville. Phone: 508-563-9842.

Falmouth Country Club

This 18 hole public course is open year round and has a driving range and pro shop. The flat, wide open design of the course makes it easy to walk and is accessible for any skill level. Located in East Falmouth of Barnstable Road. Phone: 508-548-3211.

Holly Ridge Country Club

Located in scenic Sandwich, this par 3 18-hole Geoffrey Cornish designed public golf course is challenging but not intimidating and offers a full service grill room and driving range. Head Professional, Jane Frost, an LPGA teacher of the year, oversees extensive lesson and clinic programs. Phone: 508-428-5577.

New Seabury Country Club

Boasting two 18-hole courses, the front nine of Blue Championship course overlooks Nantucket Sound. The par 70 Green Challenger course is narrow and tree-lined. Semi-private and located 5 miles south from the Mashpee Rotary. Phone: 508-539-8322.

Paul Harney Golf Club

An outstanding executive course owned and operated by the former PGA touring pro who received the 1974 PGA Player of the Year. Great fun to play for all skill levels and a solid public walking course (carts available). Located in North Falmouth. Phone: 508-563-3454.

Quashnet Valley Country Club

Blending in with its natural environment, this par 72 course meanders through the Quashnet River Valley. Scenic bogs and Quashnet River are on 15 of the 18 holes. Phone: 508-477-4412.

Willowbend Golf and Country Club

Willowbend commands a demanding combination of length and precision play yet has the dramatic qualities that golf on Cape Cod is known for. Phone: 508-539-5600.