Things to do in Wellfleet
Performances have included productions by David Mamet and Sam Shepard. Last summer, W.H.A.T.—as it’s commonly known in these parts—opened a new $6.8 million stage named after Julie Harris, the theater’s longtime honorary board chairwoman.
Of the hundreds of galleries across Cape Cod, one of the best is this 46-year-old arts space, occupying a Greek Revival-style house with gardens. Stop by on Saturdays between 6 and 8 p.m. for the weekly openings.
Operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the network of trails here extends some five miles, encompassing woodlands, salt marsh, barrier beaches, and nearby tidal flats. Visitors are encouraged to track birds they see—such as Orioles and Whip-poor-wills.
The only drive-in theatre still operating on Cape Cod, this nostalgic landmark first opened on Route Six in 1957. Every night from late May until Labor Day weekend, the theatre shows first-run double features on a 100-by-44-foot outdoor screen.
This open-air stand on the side of the highway is your stop for beach plum jelly, rosehip jam, and cranberry marmalade.
There’s no better way to explore the coast than by water, and Jack’s will outfit you with kayaks, canoes, and Sunfish sailboats. They’ll even arrange for a temporary license if you want to fish a nearby pond.
Those who are fans of nostalgia and good deli food should make a stop at this general store on Route 6 near Lecount Hollow Road and the Cape Cod National Seashore. Out front is a Coca-Cola sign with "So. Wellfleet General Store" above the logo.
Set in an old Victoria home, the stationary shop has a vast and well-edited selection of cards and journals.