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    Harvesting Cape Cod Cranberries

      By Julia Cumes Every fall Cape Cod’s cranberry bogs are transformed from dull fields into a colorful landscape of floating red berries when growers flood the bogs. Last year, I spent some time photographing Ray Thacher and his crew …

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    Biking in Cape Cod National Seashore

      Jeffrey Epstein, one of our Luxx bike experts, is owner of Gale Force Bikes in Provincetown and a sponsor of biking tours for the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. For someone coming to the National Seashore with their bicycles, what …

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    Keeping Poison Ivy at Arm’s Length

      By Jeanette Kerr “You’re gonna need an ocean Of calamine lotion…” Poison Ivy, The Drifters, 1959 Itchy PI rash on the upper arm There are two warnings we always give to sanctuary visitors: do regular tick checks and stay …

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    Time of the Ancient Mariner: Horseshoe crabs

      By Melissa Lowe Cestaro Each spring, right around when lilacs bloom on Cape Cod, horseshoe crabs return from their wintering grounds deep offshore and gather by the hundreds along our beaches to spawn. Male horseshoe crabs, smaller than the …

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    Kayaking the Outer and Lower Cape

      Luxx thanks the Cape Cod National Seashore and Goose Hummock for help with this article. When travelling on the water, safety is priority #1. Here are a few basic paddling essentials for a safe day on the water: There …

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    A Multitude of Marine Life in Cape Cod’s Mudflats

      From a distance, the vast low-tide mudflats extending a mile from shore along Cape Cod Bay can appear deserted and serene. But a closer look reveals a multitude of tiny squiggling, slimy, slippery creatures hard at work, foraging for …

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    The Best Cape Cod Beaches for Every Scenario

    Everyone has a “Best Beaches of Cape Cod” list, but we’ve worked to create a list that highlights the best beach for every beach-going situation. If we’ve missed any ideas, or you think we’re off on any of our selections, …

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    Aboard the Dolphin Fleet on a Whale Watch

      By Dr. Carol Carlson As experienced whale watchers we are easy to spot; despite the sun, we dress for weather at least 10 degrees cooler on the open ocean. We want to be able to be on deck as we …

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    Enjoying the Cape’s Beauty

    Have an hour? Why not relax overlooking the Great Marsh Recently, this Luxx Concierge had about 90 minutes between appointments. Despite being in dress shoes and business casual, I ventured off Route 6 in Barnstable along a curvy road to …

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