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FACT
The narrow peninsula
of Long Point, at the
tip of P-town, was
in the early 1800s a
thriving fishing village,
but around 1850,
families began to move
back to the mainland,
literally taking their
homes with them atop
floating casks.
multitude of restaurants, galleries, shops and curiosities can be found.
Several annual festivals are held throughout the warmer months, such
as the International Film Festival and the Provincetown Portuguese
Festival – a mix of food, music and dance that celebrates the town’s
heritage and ends with the popular Blessing of the Fleet.
While the year-round population is about 3,000, the numbers swell in
the summer months to upward of 60,000, distributed over 9.7 square
miles of land. The Cape Cod Fast Ferry and the P-town Municipal
Airport make for an easy trip for travelers coming from Boston and
elsewhere. School-aged children are served year-round by the pre-K
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Photo by Dan Cutrona
through eighth-grade Provincetown Schools, and an International
Baccalaureate World School. High-schoolers attend either Sturgis
Charter School (also a Baccalaureate World School) in Hyannis, Cape
Cod Technical in Harwich or Nauset Regional High School in North
Eastham.
Provincetown is blessed with countless natural wonders. Its offseason offers time for relaxation and making more than just a casual
acquaintance with its stunning beauty. Wake early, take a walk on
its long stretches of beach, or through its desert-like dunes and quiet
ponds. But whatever you do, pay attention to the gems.
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