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Provincetown’s Pilgrim Bark Park on Cape Cod makes Dog Fancy’s Top 10

July 25th, 2010 by gary palochko

Provincetown dogs can play in one of the top 10 dog parks in the US.  In summer the Pilgrim Bark Park provides a safe, friendly place to let visiting dogs really enjoy their vacation. The park only adds to Provincetown’s reputation as a dog friendly destination, where owners can treat themselves to alfresco dining with their dogs at their side along the sidewalk cafes.
More information on the Dog Fancy Top 10 Dog Parks list can be found in the June 2010 issue of the magazine. In honor of the magazine’s 40 th anniversary, the list has been expanded this year to include the top 40 dog parks in the country.

Starting with the memorial area just outside the park’s gate (where you will find a large stone in memory of my dogs Mona and Nina), the influence of Provincetown’s artistic community is felt with a graceful sculpture overlooking the memorial bricks. Pilgrim Bark Park’s benches are works of art, including the Mayflower bench, in keeping with the park’s colonial theme. The park has two separate play areas, one for dogs under 25 pounds and one for all dogs.

Tapping into the creative community, last year’s fundraiser featured Lily Tomlin and Kate Clinton at MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown.

The Dog Fancy Top 10 Criteria
Magazine readers submit nominations for the top 10 dog parks based on Dog Fancy magazine’s criteria of fencing, double gates and free clean–up bags. Other considerations include availability of water, shade, lighting and parking. Dog parks with active support organizations that offer special events, educational workshops and low-cost health clinics were given extra points.

The Dog Fancy Top 10 Dog Park list:
 Jackass Acres K-9 Korral New River AZ 
Kenton Paw Park, Covington, Ky.
Cosmo Dog Park, Gilbert, Ariz.
Puptown Dog Park, Chicago, Ill.
W.O.O.F. P.A.C. Park, Santa Maria, Calif.
Hermon Dog Park, Los Angeles, Calif.
Prairie Pastures Dog Park, Clinton, Iowa
Wantage Dog Park, Wantage, N.J.
Bow Wow Beach, Stow, Ohio

Humpback Whales Spotted Off The Coast of Cape Cod

July 6th, 2010 by gary palochko

Dozens of Humpback Whales Were Spotted off the coast of Cape Cod

Dozens of humpback whales have been spotted off the coast of Provincetown Cape Cod Massachusetts. Restrictions have been put into place to make sure the whales are protected.  “The biggest threat” in the past had been shop strikes, but a year ago the federal government passed a regulation to slow ship speeds up and down the eastern seaboard while these whales moved into the Cape Cod Coast.

Scientists said they are encouraged about the future of the whales, who have experienced a bit of a baby boom in recent years.  The hope is that the more people see these beautiful creatures, the better the commitment to help them thrive. You can go on a whale watch excursion from MacMillian Wharf in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  There is Dolphin Fleet or the Portuguese Princess Excursions.

So come to Provincetown for a few days not only to go whale watching but to enjoy some of the most beautiful beachs on the east coast.  You can  stay at one of the most distinctive and historic inns in Provincetown has to offer, The Revere Guest House. It will become one of your favorite Ptown accommodation.

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