Introduction to Harwich, Massachusetts
Harwich, Massachusetts, in Barnstable county, is 35 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 68 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Barnstable - Yarmouth metropolitan area. Harwich has a population of 12,386.
In 1670, the town of Harwich was first settled. At that time it was a part of the town of Yarmouth. Harwich was incorporated in 1694. Originally, it included the town of Brewster. Early industries of Harwich revolved around farming and fishing. The first cranberry industry was opened in 1846.
Harwich and nearby Attractions
- Atlantic Ave Beach
- Wixon Memorial Beach
- Cape Cod Rail Trail
- Heritage Museum and Gardens
- Kreeger Pottery
- Kennedy Gallery & Studios
Things To Do In Harwich
Harwich offers a number of recreational activities. The numerous beaches of the town are simply perfect for water sports, hiking and family day trips. The town also includes a number of antique shops, live theater performances, and band concerts. In addition, the town of Harwich is famous for its Cranberry Festival, which takes place during the month of September every year.
Air transportation is available from Barnstable Muni-boardman/ Polando Field Airport.
Harwich Higher Education
The nearest college is University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.