Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #18, 2 June 2008

Hello, my name is Cynthia, a mermaid from the waters of New England. Thank you for visiting my writings on coastal New England. Be sure to tell your friends and family about this site.

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Hyannis, Massachusetts

Hyannis is the largest of seven villages in the town of Barnstable. Hyannis is located on the southern coast of Cape Cod, and is the commercial and transportation hub of the Cape. Here is a map of Hyannis.

You may remember from a previous article that Hyannis is the primary ferry port for those traveling to and from the island of Nantucket. Hyannis also provides passenger service to Martha's Vineyard. Barnstable Municipal Airport is located just north of downtown Hyannis.

The 14th Annual Main Street Father's Day Car Show will be held in downtown Hyannis on Sunday, June 15, 2008. There will be over 400 classic cars lining Main Street for this event. While there, visitors will also enjoy the shops, galleries, and restaurants. The car show runs from 9am to 1:30pm and may attract over 50,000 visitors this year.

Hyannis public beaches are Kalmus Park Beach on Ocean Street, Orrin Keyes Beach on Sea Street, and Veteran's Park Beach on Ocean Street. Note that there is a fee for entry to each of these beaches. All three feature bath houses, food, and sanitary facilities. Sunrise at Hyannis, MA

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is located at 135 South Street in Hyannis. The museum provides a look at the nautical heritage of Cape Cod, and features a variety of interactive exhibits and demonstrations.

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum at 392 Main Street features photographs, a video, and exhibits. This is an excellent look at the 35th President of the United States.

Potato chip lovers will want to tour the Cape Cod Potato Chips factory at 100 Breeds Hill Road. The self-guided tour is free and is available from 9am to 5pm. Visitors often find themselves taking home a case of potato chips.

When it is time to eat, may I suggest The Paddock at the West End Rotary? The Paddock is open from April to November and serves fresh Cape Cod seafood and prime steaks. Be sure to try the Cape Cod clam chowder or the two-pound lobster!

Alberto's at 360 Main Street features creamy clam chowder, Cape scallops, and steamed lobsters as well as the finest poultry, beef, and vegetarian dishes. The Roadhouse Cafe at 488 South Street serves native seafood, steaks, chops, ribs, and Italian specialties. Dine on Monday, Friday, or Saturday evenings, and enjoy live music at the Roadhouse.

Find out more about Hyannis at Make a point to download their 2008 Guide Book.  If you should see me in the water, be sure to wave!

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