More About Harwich
Harwich is located on Nantucket Sound, with miles of white, sandy beaches. Fresh-water ponds abound as well. The 743-acre Long Pond is great for swimming and canoeing.
With four well-protected harbors, Harwich is popular with boaters. Wychmere Harbor is one of the world's most photographed harbors. In August, Harwich Port hosts "Sails Around the Cape," a 140-nautical mile boat race that circumnavigates the Cape.
For hikers, there are more than 600 acres of conservation land. The Cape Cod Rail Trail runs through town along an abandoned railbed. Bikers pass by salt marshes, cranberry bogs, and ponds.
The villages of Harwich offer a variety of art galleries for collectors as well as browsers. The Harwich Junior Theatre presents productions for children year round. In summer, band concerts are held on Tuesday nights in Brooks Park.
Harwich is the birthplace of the cranberry industry. Every fall, the town holds a 10-day Cranberry Harvest Festival.