FREEDOM TO EXPLORE
Ocean Edge is located in the picturesque, historic Cape Cod town of Brewster, MA
The Great Outdoors
Pick up the twenty-six mile Cape Cod Bike and Rail Trail at Ocean Edge and continue to the Cape Cod National Seashore all the way to Provincetown. The "bike trail" as it is known, is for bikers, walkers, and joggers. The Rail Trail is dotted with plenty of opportunities to visit other beaches and ponds, or to grab lunch or an ice cream cone along the way. Bike rentals and helmets are available at Ocean Edge for all ages, as are baby buggies that attach to adult size bikes, and tandem bikes for kids too young to keep up. The Bike Trail is safe for strollers and motor vehicles are not allowed. For more information visit www.capecodbiketrails.com.
Just a three minute bike ride from Ocean Edge is Nickerson State Park. A haven for campers, Nickerson offers paddle boat rentals and a chance to swim in some of the Cape's most scenic ponds.
Exciting news for Ocean Edge and Brewster! Now open for shopping and sipping, She Sells, The Ocean Edge Shop and Jomamas Coffee. Explore our new signature resort shop and coffee bar and show off your good taste. 2740 Main Street, right next to the "white house" at The Villages at Ocean Edge. 774/323.0792.
The Brewster General Store is as authentic and down to earth as its photos suggest. The 155- year old store offers a unique assortment of great coffee, pastries, morning papers, penny candy, wacky kitchen gadgets, arguably the Cape's best fudge, and all the necessities of a beach vacation including sunscreen, flip flops and cool t-shirts and sweatshirts.
The Strawberry Patch features a unique collection of "hand-tiques", a gift shop with a toy section. Behind the shop is a fantastic garden and arborvitae maze for younger children, and an amazing working train set that mimics old Brewster, featuring our very own Ocean Edge Nickerson Family Mansion.
Open year-round, the Brewster Bookstore, is packed with books, games, greeting cards and gifts. Voted Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston Bookstore on Cape Cod", the Brewster Bookstore features regular book signings and events. The recently expanded children's section has the best selection of kids books and fun stuff, on every topic.
You might be tempted to stop roadside on 6A at the grocery store, but please make that stop at Ferretti's Market to stock up on items for your villa. Boar's Head meats, fresh breads and pies, and ready-to-grill items are all available at Ferretti's. Sandwiches are made to order, so stop by before the beach (beware, lunchtime gets crowded, so call in orders early!) To get there, take the back entrance at The Villages at Ocean Edge and a right onto Route 137. Ferretti's is just a 1/2 mile down the road on the right, at the corner of Underpass Road and 137. Telephone 508/896.8991.
While visiting Ocean Edge, hop on the bike path a mile down the road to see a Brewster Whitecaps baseball game. As part of the Cape Cod Baseball League, the Whitecaps have recruited some of the nation's best college level players. Check-out the Whitecaps summer morning baseball camp for kids, from 9-12 daily and taught by these rising stars.
If after particpating in OceanEdgeVenture and Junior Sports Camps your crew is still itching for more summertime fun, check out our neighbors next door, Cape Cod Sea Camps. Camps Monomoy and Wono have played host to campers from throughout the country and around the world. Known as one of the great sailing camps, CCSC has also gained a reputation for excellence in a wide variety of traditional camp activities including Swimming, Tennis, The Arts, Archery, Riflery, Landsports and over 15 other major activities. CCSC's Day and Resident Camp Programs offer a variety of session lengths to accommodate busy summer schedules and camper readiness.
For younger campers and shorter programs, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History offers school vacation and summertime programming that includes learning about marine life and exploration on the unique warm water tidal flats of Brewster.
Art & Culture
Underground Art Gallery Karen North Wells and her husband Malcolm Wells own this one-of-a-kind undergrounds gallery located on Satucket Road, ½ mile from the historic Brewster Grist Mill and herring run. The gallery is an earth covered structure built in 1988 to demonstrate environmentally-sound construction practices, as well as house Karen and Mac's production studios and exhibit spaces. Karen paints allowing visitors to watch her work while they shop.
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is housed in a 17,000 square foot building surrounded by 300 acres of town owned conservation land. There are two floors of exhibits about the Cape flora and fauna, including exhibits on whales, indigenous birds, and coastal change. Don't miss the library and Museum Shop, as well as guided nature walks and special camp programs for kids in the summer.
Spend a day or evening shopping in nearby Chatham Center, just a 10-minute drive from Ocean Edge. On Main Street, the best way to get around is on foot. Great shopping includes confections, artwork by local artists, nautical antiques, jewelry, clothing for men and women, kids' stuff, sports memorabilia, music and more.
Provincetown is a 40-minute drive from Ocean Edge, a day trip well spent to the beautiful tip of Cape Cod. The quaint town is known for its galleries, restaurants, and arts community. It's alive with the energy of diversity and enterprise -- extroverted and embracing. Provincetown celebrates the strength of its commitment to the many cultures that have made a home here - British, German, Italian, Irish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Jamaican, Nepalese and young student-workers from Eastern Europe.
Take a stroll over the Mansion Front Lawn to Stringe Gallery just across from the Mansion and Carriage house on 6A. At Stringe you'll find original watercolors and oils of Cape artist Tom Stringe, and fine country antique furniture and accessories from Tymeless Antiques. Drop in and visit with Tom and Jim.