About Harwich

There are plenty of great towns in Cape Cod, , but the quaint and historical town of Harwick is one of the most popular in the area for its art galleries, unspoiled beaches, and wide range of cultural attractions. Whether you're looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation, or prefer to hit the shops and explore what the Cape has to offer, Harwich meets the needs of every type of traveler.

While you are here, be sure to check out these top destinations:

  • Zooquarium: This local zoo hosts hundreds of land and water species from all over Cape Cod and New England.
  • Paradise Stables: Hop on one of the many horses here for a scenic trail ride or take an individual riding lesson.
  • Harwich Historical Society: Operating for almost 60 years, this building chronicles several hundred years of the town's history through their exhibitions and educational programs.
  • Cape Cod Lavender Farm: Consisting of over 14,000 lavender plants, this is one of the largest farms of its kind on the East Coast.
  • Go to the Beach: Sample some of the great beaches in the area and take part in the water activities many of them offer including parasailing and surfing.

Despite Cape Cod's reputation as a summer getaway spot, there are plenty of things that take place in Harwich year-round. The Taste of Harwich is held every October and showcases the best cooking in the area. The Harwich Farm Fest is held every August, where many local farms offer free tours and demonstrations, inexpensive produce and plenty of hands-on activities. The biggest festival in the area is the Harwich Cranberry Festival held in October, and includes a parade, bonfire at Red River Beach, and an art fair with lots of local vendors selling their creations.

Luckily, no matter what time of year you plan to visit, finding a vacation rental in Harwich is easy. Whether you're looking for a condo in the middle of town and next to all the main attractions or a spacious apartment with beachfront views, there's a property in the area that's perfect you and your whole family.