Mashpee is the last town that I had left to photograph on the Cape. I'd been putting it off cause there really isn't anything to see, to be honest, and I researched the heck out of it too. It's always been mostly residential and a just a small, somewhat run down town that you had to pass through to get to Falmouth. No one really stopped in Mashpee, 'back in the day'. Parts of it are quite nice though....all the waterfront properties in New Seabury are exclusive. In the late 80s, an upscale shopping and movie theatre complex was built called Mashpee Commons and it's still there, but it's not terribly picturesque. Now there are quite a few strip malls along Rte 28, which is the main road to Falmouth. Mashpee is the traditional home of the Wampanoag Tribe and still has a large native population.
First place we went was Popponesset Cove, a little salt water inlet off the south side of the Cape.
Next, we stopped at the Indian Meeting House which also has a graveyard.
I loved this arrowhead stone.
Some of the stones go waaayyyy back, and the names on them are the same names you hear in town now.
We call Zachary's "The Mashpee Center of the Performing Arts", but it's really Cape Cod's only strip club. This particular bit of town is really the armpit of the area.
Then Russell took me over to one of the beaches at Mashpee Wakeby Lake, which straddles the border of Sandwich and Mashpee. That's looking towards Sandwich's side.
The "country store" which is just a convenience store. Nothing terribly quaint and it's not filled with country type items or crafts. I think what qualifies it as a country store is that it has a wooden floor.
This is also Mashpee Wakeby, but at the boat ramp
We finished off our brief tour with lunch at Dino's Sports Bar. They have pretty consistently good food and Russell likes to relax with some Keno.
That's the last of the Cape Cod towns I had left to photograph. One more bucket list item done.