More About Orleans
A town of rich heritage, Orleans was incorporated in 1797. It is the commercial hub of the Lower Cape, with many specialty shops and excellent restaurants.
Orleans is home to The Academy of Performing Arts, live theatre with its own resident company.
The Cape Cod Rail Trail runs through town along an abandoned railbed. The trail runs nearly 20 miles from Dennis to Eastham, passing by salt marshes, cranberry bogs, and ponds.