With the end of summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to make the most of the beautiful weather and celebrate Labor Day. Whether you’re spending the long weekend with your family on the Cape, or on the South Shore, or just laying low near Hanover, there are plenty of fun festivities happening all within a few miles of Sconset Landing. Grab your calendars and take note, because you aren’t going to want to miss any of these great activities below:
- Nelson Memorial Park and Splash Pad
255 Water Street, Plymouth
Feel like cooling off this Labor Day weekend? Nelson Memorial Park is a popular destination for many residents around the South Shore. Families with children will enjoy the playground and picnic area, as well as a new 5,000-square-foot splash pad that serves as a refreshing place to cool off on a hot summer day. Nelson Parks’s splash pool features motion and push-button activated jets of water which shoot in different directions off of a cool rubberized surface.
- Highland Lighthouse Tours
27 Highland Light Rd, North Truro
September 4, 2016 from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Exploring the Cape this Labor Day this weekend? A visit to Cape Cod National Seashore isn’t complete until you’ve visited the historic Highland Light in North Truro. The 69-step climb up a narrow staircase rewards visitors with spectacular views of Cape Cod and beyond. On a clear day views extend more than 20 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and bay of Cape Cod. Come visit the Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod’s first lighthouse! Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors. All climbers must be at least 48” tall due to the height of the stairs and ladders.
- The Miles Standish Monument
Crescent St., Duxbury
Hanging on the South Shore this Labor Day and still feeling a little patriotic from July 4th? Visit the Myles Standish Monument State Reservation in Duxbury. High atop Captain’s Hill, 200 feet above sea level, stands the Myles Standish Monument, a 116-foot granite shaft crowned by a 14-foot statue of Captain Myles Standish, military leader of Plymouth Colony. When the building is open, visitors can climb 125 steps to a small viewing area at the top, but even from the base of the monument the view is spectacular. Once cleared of trees and underbrush for farming, most of the park is now a lovely pine grove crisscrossed by walking paths. Picnic tables are also available throughout the summer.