The Upper Cape Cod town of Bourne is the gateway to Cape Cod and includes the villages of Buzzards Bay, Sagamore, Pocasset, and Cataumet, as well as Otis A.F.B. Bourne restaurants and hotels are situated in this quiet community filled with quaint harbors and inlets for boating and swimming, and its shell fishing is excellent. Bourne offers great fishing and bike riding activities along the Cape Cod Canal and is perfect destination for your Cape Cod vacation.
If you’re a nature lover or are looking for a great place to take the kids, Butterflies of Cape Cod is the place to go. A native butterfly habitat in Bourne located off the Scenic Highway, they have a wide variety of butterflies native to the New England area in an outdoor enclosed butterfly habitat. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Admission runs Adults- $6, Seniors- $5, Kids- $4.
Enjoy New England’s largest scallop festival along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal at The Bourne Scallop Festival. Held every September, this popular Cape Cod event attracts over 50,000 visitors from all over the world, and has been awarded Cape Cod Life Magazine’s “Best Festival Winner”. Families can enjoy non-stop entertainment, a midway of rides and games, and a professional juried Arts & Crafts Show with over 100 vendors. It’s the perfect time to try their famous scallop and herb-roasted chicken dinners, plus there’s a food court offering hamburgers, hot dogs, lobster rolls, chowder, salads, raw bar, strawberry shortcake, beer, wine and so much more!