Beyond Provincetown: Discover Truro

Truth be told, there’s so much to do in Provincetown that visitors really don’t need to venture beyond town lines.  There’s also this thing that happens whenever anyone visits Cape Cod.  I know cause I was a summer kid. Wherever you end up, you tend to stay there and settle into your routines. You come, you park, you vacay—whatever that means to you: a cloudless sunny day at your favorite beach, mid-afternoon ice cream break at your favorite shop, dinner at your favorite restaurant, morning paper and coffee at your fav bakery/coffee shop. Repeat every summer weekend.

But perhaps this time you are looking for a bit of an adventure. A short mystery ride? Or better yet, a bike ride? If so, check out Truro.  Sandwiched between Provincetown’s busy, rolicky buzz and Wellfleet’s just-a-little-bit-out-there quirkiness, Truro is like Ptown’s cute little sister.  It is also perhaps the last bastion (at least for now) of Cape Cod wild.  You can still get lost there.  The rambles through the National Seashore bring you temporarily back to what the Cape must have felt like before the 20th century found it. Truro is also one of the hottest spots on the Cape for new construction and development so who knows how long it will stay quiet.  All good reasons to put aside one day of your next Ptown jaunt for a little Truro exploring.

What to do in Truro

  • Wine tasting at Truro Vineyards.
  • Dine at Blackfish Bistro (described as “one of the lower Cape’s best kept secrets by com.
  • Hike in the Cape Cod National Seashore.
  • Visit Highland Lighthouse (one of the oldest in the United States)
  • Golf at Highland Links (known for amazing scenic views and challenging natural rough).

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Amanda Wastrom

Amanda Wastrom is a Cape Cod-based writer, artist, and curator. She is a frequent contributor to Cape Cod LIFE and Cape Cod Magazine. For more on Amanda's work, click here. Thanks! Amanda