Hub And Spoke : Cape Cod Known for its temperate weather, scenic beaches and rich American history, Cape Cod has plenty of things to see and do.Historically named for producing large quantities of cod and mackerel offshore,Cape Cod is often referred to as the “flexing arm” of Massachusetts because of its shape. Famous naturalist writer Henry David Thoreau also wrote about the area. Liberty Bell
Cape Cod is made up of 15 towns (all comprised of smaller villages) and 560 miles of seashore. The area is also home to 42 world-class golf courses and 13 historic lighthouses, which is one of the most concentrated collections of lighthouses in the country.
Lighthouses in the region have been important tools in keeping ships safe as more than 3,000 shipwrecks have occurred around the Cape in the past 300 years.
Cape Cod is home to over 200,000 people year-round and, during the busy summer months, the area’s population triples.Many people have summer homes here,though the majority of the Cape’s yearround residents are retired.
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