DescriptionHarwich was named after the English village called “Happy-go-lucky Harwich” by Queen Elizabeth. At the elbow of Cape Cod, it is surrounded by the communities of North, South, East and West Harwich, Harwich Port and Pleasant Lake, all of which are known collectively as the Harwiches. Once a whaling and shipbuilding center, Harwich is now supported by the cranberry and tourism industries.
The town's population triples during the summer, as visitors arrive to enjoy nearby freshwater and saltwater beaches, fishing, scuba diving, sailing and bird-watching. Bicyclists traverse the 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, which winds through woodlands and beaches.
Things to SeeBrooks Academy Museum and Elmer Crowell Barn