96 Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Nauset Lighthouse

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Located in Eastham, MA (6 miles from Wellfleet)

The present Nauset Lighthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is made of cast iron with a brick lining and stands 48 feet high. It was built in 1877, and was located in Chatham as a twin to the one that is there today. In 1923, the smaller wooden lighthouse in Eastham was retired, and the north tower in Chatham was dismantled, moved to Eastham, and reconstructed about 200 feet from the edge of the cliff near the relocated keeper's house.

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Historic Lighthouse
Highland Light

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Located in Truro, MA (8 miles from Wellfleet)

Highland Light Station, also known as Cape Cod Light, is located on Outer Cape Cod within Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro. Commissioned by George Washington and established in 1797 as the 20th light station in the United States, the original 45-foot tall wooden tower and keeper's dwelling were built more than 500 feet from the edge of a 125-foot-tall clay cliff. A new brick lighthouse was erected near the original tower in 1831. The present 66-foot-tall brick light tower, keeper's house, and generator shed replaced the previous structures in 1857.

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Historic Lighthouse Tour
Nickerson State Park

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Located in Brewster, MA (11 miles from Wellfleet)

1,900-acre Nickerson State Park is located in Brewster, MA on Cape Cod. There's plenty of wooded trails and ponds to explore, and Nickerson also offers more than 400 campsites.

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Biking Fishing Hiking
Race Point Beach

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Located in Provincetown, MA (11 miles from Wellfleet)

Seasonal restrooms, showers and changing rooms. The Old Harbor Life Saving Station is also located at Race Point Beach, and is open daily from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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Cape Cod Rail Trail

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Located in Brewster, MA (11 miles from Wellfleet)

Ride, walk or run through 6 Cape Cod towns as you follow the Cape Cod Rail Trail. There’s plenty to see along the 22-mile trail and state and national parks to visit as you please.

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Pilgrim Monument

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Located in Provincetown, MA (11 miles from Wellfleet)

Whether you arrive by land, sea or sky, the Pilgrim Monument is the first thing you see when you approach Provincetown. Standing at 252 feet, the Monument commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims and beyond. It’s the tallest all-granite structure in the United States.

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Historic Museum
Race Point Lighthouse

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Located in Provincetown, MA (11 miles from Wellfleet)

As early as 1808, Provincetown’s residents asked for a lighthouse at Race Point. Travel was treacherous for vessels negotiating the bars near Race Point at Cape Cod’s northern tip. Race Point Lighthouse was first lighted on November 5, 1816. The rubblestone tower’s light was 25 feet above sea level, and was one of the earliest revolving lights - in an attempt to differentiate it from other lighthouses on Cape Cod.

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