Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Mashpee, MA

Mashpee is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, on Cape Cod. The population was 15,060 as of 2020. The town is the site of the headquarters and most members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, one of two federally recognized Wampanoag groups.

The Town of Mashpee is rich in natural beauty from its seashore with sandy beaches and majestic views of Nantucket Sound and Vineyard Sound to four of the largest freshwater ponds on Cape Cod. Boating, fishing, bathing and relaxation can be enjoyed on the Town’s waterways, which are found extensively on South Cape Beach, Waquoit Bay and Popponesset Bay. The Mashpee River, a Town centerpiece, is a glistening ribbon that stretches from our largest and most popular freshwater kettle pond south for five miles until it reaches the saltwater of Popponesset Bay and Nantucket Sound. Mashpee is laced with endless walking trails where nature and tranquility can be fulfilled. Recreation, entertainment, and opportunities for fun are bountiful through scheduled special events and other venues. The fresh water and salt water beaches with gentle waves are wonderful for family outings.


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