The Cape Cod Camino Way Project will follow a basic rhythm:
- Each week will have a theme, with stops along the route that highlight the theme and the connection to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).
- The walk will take place every Wednesday, between 10-15 miles, with a set starting time and potential meeting points. Should someone wish to join me, we will walk the route in a social distance fashion, being mindful of safe practices. You may also complete the walk on your own.
- The walk will end at a public place to promote physical distancing and allow for parking. Given the summer traffic, parking will be difficult and planning for drop off or pick up important.
- Please wear a face mask to ensure distancing when necessary, bring adequate water and other supplies, and be prepared for the heat and weather conditions.
- No sponsorships or donations are required to participate; instead each week, a few nonprofits will be highlighted as part of the weekly theme with suggestions to donate.
Routes and Themes
July 8: The Cape Cod Camino Way: A walk for Social/Racial Justice
- Route: Cape Cod Canal bike paths, both sides. 8:30 am Begin at Sandwich Recreation Area, Freezer Road off 6A/ additional parking at CC Canal Visitor Center. End at Tidal Flats Recreation Area, Bell Road. 6. 5 Miles. 12:00 Begin at Buzzards Bay Park, Canal St. End at Scusset Beach State reservation (Entrance Fee; pick up before entrance). 7 Miles. Total: 13.5 Miles
- Towns: Buzzards Bay, Bourne, Sagamore; Sandwich
- Overview of the project and themes; Connection to Fourth of July, BIPOC and the Constitution
July 15: Environmental Justice: Women and BIPOC in Science
- Route: Shining Sea bike path, 12 miles. 8:30 am Begin at Parking area off Depot and County Roads. Shining Sea bike path to Depot St to Main St, Falmouth Center, Library. Return to bike path into Woods Hole. Finish at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
- Towns: Falmouth to Woods Hole.
- Sites: Wood Hole Oceanographic Inst; NOAA; Falmouth Center; America the Beautiful Statue
July 22: The Wampanoag experience; Race and Ethnicity on Cape Cod
- Route: Mashpee Community Park, Main St (Rt 130) to Falmouth Road (Rt28) to Right on S. County Rd to Main St to S. Main St to Pine St, to Right on W. Main St (Rt 28), left on North St to Zion Heritage Museum, Hyannis. 14 miles
- Towns: Mashpee, Osterville, Centerville, Marstons Mills, Hyannis.
- Sites: Wampanoag Museum; Cotuit Center for the Arts, Zion Museum. JFK Museum. Connect to NAACP, Cape Verdean and Brazilian groups.
July 29: Economics of Cape Cod; Justice and Police Issues
- Route: Begin at Cape Cod Community College, Right on 132 to Main St, 6A. Right on 6A end at CC Art Museum complex, 11 miles.
- Towns: Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis
- Sites: CCCC- Education; Cape Symphony; Barnstable District Court, Unitarian Church, Cummaquid, CC Art Museum and Cape Playhouse complex. Issues: The summer v. year-round economy; Poverty/ Food insecurity; Policing
August 5: Health Care Focus
- Route: Begin at Cape Cod Rail Trail, Rt 134 Dennis and follow to right toward Chatham. At end, go right to Rt 28, Right into Chatham Center, Right on Stage Harbor to Atwood House, return to right on Cross Street. End at Chase Park, Labyrinth. 14 miles.
- Towns: Harwich and Chatham
- Sites and Issues: Wellness Centers; Cape Cod Health Care; Pilgrims Landing, Atwood House, Covid-19 and race
August 12: Environmental Justice: Preserving the Seashore
- Route: Begin at Snowy Owl, Main St, Brewster; Right on Thad Ellis Road to Cape Cod Rail Trail to Gov Prence Rd to Fort Hill Rd, Fort Hill to Hemenway, right on Rt 6 to Cape Cod National Seashore Visitors Center. Optional extension bike path to Coast Guard Beach. 11 miles
- Towns: Brewster, Orleans, Eastham
- Sites and Issues: Nickerson State Forest, Assoc to Preserve Cape Cod; Fort Hill; Cape Cod National Seashore
August 19: Cultural influences: BIPOC on Cape Cod
- Route: Begin at Lecount Hollow, Ocean View Dr, Left onto Cahoon Hollow to Route 6, crossing over to left on Main Street to Wellfleet Center, to right on Pole Dike, to left on Bound Brook Island, to left on Old County. End at Pamet River Park, Truro 11.5 miles.
- Towns: Welfleet and Truro
- Sites and Issues: Preservation hall, Libraries, Authors, Poets, Musicians,
August 26: The Cape Cod Camino Way: A walk for Social/Racial Justice
- Route: Begin at Truro Library to right on 6A/Shore Rd, to Bradford St, to Pilgrim’s Park to Commercial St. to Provincetown Waterfront Memorial Park.
- Towns: Provincetown, 9 miles.
- Sites and Ideas: LGBTQ Focus, Provincetown Museum, Veterans Memorial, AIDS Memorial, Helping our Women, AIDS Memorial, Tennessee Williams Festival, Closing experience