The 10 Best Things to Do in North Chatham, United States

September 6, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. First settled by the English in 1664, the township was originally called Monomoit based on the indigenous population's term for the region. The population was 6,125 at the 2010 census. Chatham is home to the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, located on Monomoy Island,
Restaurants in North Chatham

1. Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

847 Orleans Rd, North Chatham, Chatham, MA 02650-1165 +1 508-945-8889
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5 based on 127 reviews

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

Museum, Education, Lectures, and more! Founded in 2002, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center sits on the 11.3-acre, 10-building campus which comprised the former Marconi/RCA Wireless Receiving Station, once the busiest ship-to-shore station on the East Coast and a significant military installation (during World War II). The Operations Building now houses the Marconi/RCA Wireless Museum offering interactive exhibits tracing the story of wireless communication in Chatham from its formative days with Marconi, through the 20th Century. The recently renovated campus residence, also once known as the Hotel Nautilus, is the Education Center with additional space for administrative offices, classes, and lectures. CMMC began working on STEM classes in 2008 and launched a major education initiative in 2011 when it partnered with the Public Schools of Chatham and Harwich, MA (now the Monomoy Regional School District), and the MIT Club of Cape Cod to develop curriculum and teacher training materials in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The specific focus of the program is on the subject areas of Communications Engineering and Design. These fields are two of the subtopics in the MA Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks. They also coincide with the mission of CMMC and our emphasis on wireless communications. Finally, we live in the "information age." Innovations are occurring on a daily basis and the products that reach the marketplace are having a profound effect upon society. Our implementation plan includes active roles for both professionals and volunteers in K-12 classrooms throughout Cape Cod. We also offer a wide array of classes and workshops in the summer, a winter science camp, after school programs, and professional development for teachers. To see a complete list of our courses and a preview of our museum offerings, visit our website.

Reviewed By John g - Seattle, Washington

This small but informative museum is packed with a number of displays of historical events in the early history of radio telegraphy in the 20th century all tied in to the Cape Cod and Chatham area. The museum personnel were very helpful and friendly as well. a lot of hands on aspects to the displays.

2. Got Stryper Charters

43 Chatfield Ln, West Chatham, Chatham, MA 02669
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Got Stryper Charters

Light tackle and fly fishing cape cod and the islands . From novice to expert we try to show you a great time.

Reviewed By BasicPatrick - Hyannis, Massachusetts

There are charter boat captains and there are fishermen. Cape Alan is a fisherman thorough and through. In the fishing world we refer to special people who seem to know how fish think as "fishy." Captain Alan is fishy and knows what to fish for all year long. Ive fished on two of his three boats and I like to call this the blue collar mans charter company. With this crew its fish hard and we seem to always catch fish. tuna, Stripers, Bonito & Albies; with this crew Ive caught them all. My advice. Owner Captains Alan knows what is biting where so adjust your trip based on his advice and make sure the camera is charged. Highly Recommended!

3. Beachcomber Tours

174 Crowell Road, North Chatham, Chatham, MA 02650
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Beachcomber Tours

Reviewed By Margaret G

Thumbs up on this seal excursion.
Very authentic , real Chatham experience for all ages. People were friendly, fair price.
You get to see hundreds of seals up close-while learning about cape cod history and the area.
Highly recommend-my teenagers had a good time and learned something too

4. Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633 +1 508-945-0594
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4.5 based on 219 reviews

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has come a long way since it was a gunnery range for the U.S. Army in the 1940s. In 1951, the wildlife refuge was established. Located on Wikis Way on Morris Island off Chatham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, with Nantucket Sound on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the 7,604-acre refuge is situated along Massachusetts' Atlantic Flyway. It is one of the eight ecologically diverse refuges in Eastern Massachusetts and supports the second largest nesting colony of common terns on the Atlantic seaboard with over 8,000 nesting pairs. There are eight miles of sandy beaches, salt and freshwater marshes, dunes and ponds. And it can only be reached by ferry boat. The goal of the refuge is to provide a habitat for migratory birds. More than 10 species of seabirds, shorebirds and waterbirds nest on the islands. One of the refuge's missions is to protect habitats critical to migratory shorebirds, spawning horseshoe crabs and any other life that may reside in the refuge, such as the Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher and Roseate Tern. In addition, a big part of habitat protection entails the protection of the refuge's natural dunes. Other things of interest for visitors of the refuge are fishing for striped bass and bluefish, walking the trails on Morris Island and visiting the nearby Chatham Lighthouse, which guided sailors for nearly 200 years but now is open for public tours. Thomas Jefferson appointed the lighthouse's first keeper.

5. Chatham Lighthouse Beach

Shore Road, Chatham, MA 02633
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4.5 based on 358 reviews

Chatham Lighthouse Beach

Reviewed By Nomad0921 - Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Visited at the end of the summer - what a beautiful venue! The beach is almost completely protected by sand bars making the waves benign. The down sides include the heavy private boat traffic and the danger of sharks due to the large population of seals in the area. There was a shark warning sign prominently displayed on the beavh. That said, it's a beautiful beach thst is well worth visiting with family and friends and a good dose of caution and awareness.

6. Chatham Lighthouse

37 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2419 +1 508-430-0628
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4.5 based on 588 reviews

Chatham Lighthouse

One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.

Reviewed By Nomad0921 - Wellfleet, Massachusetts

went to the Chatham Lighthouse on a beautiful weather day. We were notcable to take a tour but were able to walk around the grounds. As a working Coast Guard installation the grounds were fenced off with plenty of informational signage as well as warning signs. The grounds were impressive any way. We would like to return to visit the lighthouse itself and recommend a visit if you're in the area.

7. Harding Beach

Harding Beach Road, Chatham, MA 02659
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Harding Beach

Reviewed By Loves2Research - Agawam, Massachusetts

Harding Beach is on the sound so there are few waves and a great beach for children. Lifeguards are on duty. The parking lots are adjacent to the beach in to the two sections of beach and offer easy access to haul coolers, umbrellas and chairs needed for the beach.

8. Sol Spa

2B Doane Rd, Harwich Port, Harwich, MA 02646-1514 +1 508-945-8772
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Holistic Wellness Spa featuring massage, physical therapy, skin treatments, and eco boutique

Reviewed By mariposasdelmar - massachusetts

time and again Sol Spa has proved to be the home to the best massage therapists around. every year i return to the spa, only to get a massage therapist better than the one i had the previous year! i highly recommend the 90 minute integrative massage therapy with the owner Jannell. kudos!

9. Chatham's Godfrey Windmill

125 Shattuck Pl, Chase Park, Chatham, MA 02633-2260 +1 508-945-5175
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Chatham's Godfrey Windmill

Built in 1797, the Chatham Windmill (Godfrey Windmill) is one of the few historic wind-powered grist mills that remain on Cape Cod. It is open for guided tours during the summer months. Twice each year the mill is set in operation and, weather conditions permitting, the mill grinds corn just as it did in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Reviewed By Erik J

Located in Chatham's Chase Park only a few minutes' walk from the downtown shopping district, this historic windmill, first built in 1797 by a Revolutionary War veteran, is the oldest operational windmill on the Cape. Volunteer guides who are friendly and surprisingly knowledgeable will lead you through the inside of the mill, from the base up the perilous stairs, and show you how the machinery works. It's a free and fascinating insight into what colonial life was like on the Cape.

10. Ridgevale Beach

439 Ridgevale Rd, Chatham, MA 02659
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

Ridgevale Beach

Reviewed By Anniecat2

We were renting a place an 8 minute walk away from the beach. If you're driving I think it's $15-$20 for a days parking pass.

Beach was clean, not a lot going on, as it was cloudy and cool.
There's was a small snack bar and portable rest room station.
Looks like u could rent a kayak or sail boat too.

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