So its summer…..dogs aren’t allowed on the beach, right? Wrong!
In Provincetown, one of the most dog-friendly towns on the cape, dogs are welcome on the beaches on leash all year long. In fact, you may have your well behaved dog off leash from 6-9 am AND 6-9pm. But be sure to pick up after your pooch, if you know what I mean 😉 We have to keep the beaches clean so our furry friends don’t lose this invitation.
Sometimes in the “dog days of summer” I get lazy. Not really, but I am definitely less motivated for a long walk. I think Brya feels the same way. Being near the water always helps! Just walking down the main drag of Commercial Street is a trip. Several stores and banks allow dogs inside the store, plenty of watering holes line sidewalks, and you can even get a dog cookie like we did at Paws & Whiskers Dog Bakery.
If you are feeling adventurous, head out to the breakwater at the absolute tip of the Cape. You can walk for what seems like a mile, but I’m sure is a bit less, across this stone jetty and make your way over to the lighthouse. Be warned, this trail is 4.93 miles long, so make sure you time your tides right so you don’t get stuck……that’s right it almost happened to us, yikes!
If you aren’t as adventurous of just feeling a bit on the lazy side, Beech Forest Trail is a cute trail that is just over a mile: http://www.hikingcapecod.com/beechforest.html
Lastly, Try walking the neighborhoods of this hustling summer city and you never know who you will find! We walked by the Pilgrim Monument and realized we hadn’t actually appreciated the significance in a long time, probably since visiting in grade school! For those of you who live off cape, check out the story as we know it: http://www.pilgrim-monument.org/overview-faq#.VbDB_nLbLj0
I would be remiss without mentioning the Provincetown Dog Park, located at the intersection of Route 6 and Shank Painter Road http://www.pilgrimbarkpark.org/
I didn’t see a lot of shade, so maybe not a great location for a mid day romp, but a great looking park. Its nice for folks to have some human interaction as well!! The dog park site also give you a great selection of hotels and restaurants that are dog friendly: http://www.pilgrimbarkpark.org/Ptown.html
One fact remains, BRYA AND I LOVE PTOWN!!!! Come down and enjoy!