20. March 2011 23:19
March is an understated month and rarely gets a lot of attention except for Lions, lambs, St. patrick, and college basketball. On Cape Cod, March is a month of endless possibility. We have just started to be teased with some milder temperatures and we want to get out of the house and do something. There are so many options for residents and vistors alike. Historic Route 6A is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the country and is known for its historic architecture and natural beauty. The typical Cape Cod gray shingle houses with white trim abound, many framed by old stone walls erected since revolutionary times. These multiple shades of gray are a fabulous backdrop to the emergence of bright spring colors, as the early shoots of daffodil, hyacinth, and forsythia are slowly starting to begin their annual return. Along our fabulous beaches, the sea grasses are turning from their winter browns to bright greens and a brisk walk on the beach is perfect for shaking off the cobwebs of the winter soul!
If you are a lover of history and genealogy, no jaunt along 6A (aka Old King's Highway) is complete without a stop at the Sturgis Library in historic Barnstable Village, right in the middle of the Cape and about 5 minutes from the inn. In addition to being a full service library, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dating back to 1644 and is the oldest building housing a public library is the U. S. It is well know locally and nationally for its impressive historic and genealogical collections, a fascinating maritime history collection, and has documents and information on Cape Cod towns dating back to the 1600s. More information can be found at www.sturgislibrary.org.