"Of all Cape Cod's towns, we are fondest of Chatham,
a sophisticated, sedate and serene enclave of affluence beside
the sea. This is the elbow of the Cape, where the hubbub of much
of the south shore yields to treed tranquility before the land
veers north to face the open Atlantic and form the dunes of the
Known locally as "The First Stop of the East Wind,"
Chatham is one of the Cape's oldest towns (settled in 1656) and
one of its most residential. Hidden in the trees and along the
meandering waterfront are large homes and estates.
Explore a bit and you may see the gorgeous hydrangea walk
leading up to a Shore Road mansions Across from a windmill in
a field of yellow wildflowers sparkling against a backdrop of
blue ocean, it's the essence of Cape Cod. Or you may follow Mooncusser's
Lane and find that the road ends abruptly at the water. Admire
the view from the drawbridge on Bridge Street as well as the
classic views of the Chatham Light.