About Harwich, MA
2010 Population: 12,243
The Town of Harwich is
a resort and residential community located on the south side of the Cape peninsula, with an extensive shoreline on Nantucket Sound.
Harwich was settled around 1665, and incorporated in 1694. The early economy of Harwich included agriculture and maritime industries and its history has
included boom and bust cycles from the earliest days of the community. When the whaling industry collapsed with the discovery of oil, the Harwich community's emphasis
shifted to cod fishing. By 1802, 15 to 20 ships were shore fishing and another four ships were cod fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador, and by 1851, there
were 48 ships employing 577 men and bringing in thousands of tons of cod and mackerel. The eventual decline of the fishing industry in Harwich by the latter part
of the 19th century was caused by increases in the size of ships which eventually outstripped the shallow port's ability to house them. Harwich residents turned to the development of
cranberry bogs and resorts for summer visitors, working side-by-side with Portuguese immigrants. The first Harwich resort hotel opened in 1880 and both the cranberry and the tourist industries
remain substantial parts of Harwich's economy.
Come to the Cape Cod you remember....
Our adorable Inn is family owned and operated. Our spotless rooms are reminiscent of ?Olde Cape Cod?: wallpaper, wainscoting, charming touches. All of our rooms are non-smoking. In our ground level inn, all our rooms overlook our sparkling oversized pool, where you can relax poolside on our lounge chairs and feel the gentle breezes. We also have a family picnic area with a gas grill. Walk to warm water ocean beach!
We are located in West Harwich, a wonderful Cape Cod town that truly has kept that? Cape Cod quaintness? Located past the traffic congestion that plagues the mid-cape, Harwich has great restaurants, adorable shops, fun-filled activities for the kids (mini-golf, trampolines, bumper boats, batting cages, go-carts, etc.) fishing, golf, kayaking and the list goes on...... There is a ferry to Nantucket, wonderful bike and conservation trails, museums, playhouse, movie theater and best of all, beautiful beaches! Pleasant Rd. Beach, a warm water ocean beach, is just a 10 minute walk from our inn.
169 Main Street Rt. 28, West Harwich, MA &
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