Every year, my family spends a week on Cape Cod, but at other points during the Cape League season, it is kind of nice to take a half day off work or head down to the Cape for a Saturday or Sunday to enjoy the Cape and catch a baseball game. Driving from Bourne or Wareham to Boston isn’t that bad, but once or twice a year, there ends up being a must-see Eastern Division game. That drive down to the Upper Cape and then from Chatham or Orleans back to Boston after an extra-inning game isn’t the most fun thing to do. Plus, getting a hotel for a night isn’t easy to do, or the most affordable thing in the world. One of the things I want to check out this year is some of the camping options on Cape Cod.
Over Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I packed the car and headed down to Shawme-Crowell State Forest in Sandwich. Regular blog readers might remember my road trip to Bourne last year. During that trip, I passed Shawme-Crowell and decided to check the camping out as a possible future camping trip. Campsites at Shawme-Crowell are an affordable $12 for residents of Massachusetts ($14 for non Bay Staters). The campsites are also relatively spread out (always great when you are bringing along a dog). Shawme-Crowell also has a store, easy access to water, and easy access to restrooms. This novice camper would definitely go back.
In addition to the camp amenities, Shawme-Crowell is in a great location. For Cape League fans, Doran Park is only a couple of minutes down the road. For Cape Cod fans, Sandwich is right around the corner. For people who like biking, the Cape Cod Canal and the bike paths there are very close.
For those people looking for a cheap option to stay on Cape Cod, consider camping at Shawme-Crowell State Forest in Sandwich.Tweet