Traveling With Pets To Provincetown

By January 29, 2016 PROVINCETOWN THINGS TO DO, STAY IN PROVINCETOWN
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Year after year Provincetown has been named one of the most pet friendly towns in the U.S.  Dogs love the freedom found on Provincetown’s year round, off-leash beaches and trails. Pets are also welcome to roam the Province Lands Bike Trail Loop, a 5 ¼ mile trek that begins on Race Point Road and winds through the town’s dunes and forest. In addition, more adventurous pets are welcome to join their owners for whale watch tours, sunset cruises, kayaking, parasailing, a sightseeing trolley, sailing charters and walking tours.  If you are traveling to Provincetown with your four legged friends here are some great resources:

The Pilgrim Dog Park  www.pilgrimbarkpark.com – Opened in 2008 by the Provincetown Dog Park Association, Inc.,a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Pilgrim Bark Park is located on an acre of land where dogs can run free and socialize off leash. There is a general dog section and a section exclusively for small dogs under 25 pounds. The park is home to many beautiful sculptures and structures donated by local artists.

Provincetown Pet Resort & Supply  79 Shank Painter Road Provincetown  www.provincetownpetresort.com  – Provincetown Pet Resort is a family owned and operated business offering high quality, convenient doggie daycare, grooming, cage-free dog boarding and cat boarding, and premium pet supplies. This facility was designed especially for your pet’s safety, health, happiness, and comfort. The manager lives on-site and ensures your pet’s safety and security at all times.  Your pup will enjoy over 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas all under the watchful supervision of the caring, trained staff.

Herring Cove Animal Hospital  – 83 Shank Painter Road  Provincetown  508-487-6449  This full service Vet is located on Shank Painter Road right next to the pet resort and offers parking.

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Turtle Stranding Season Effects Ptown

By January 28, 2016 PROVINCETOWN NEWS

kempsridleySince the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary began keeping records back in the 1980s this is the second worst year on record for semi-frozen Kemp’s ridley sea turtles washing up on the sand of Cape Cod Bay. But compared to 2014’s staggering tally of 1,242, which caught all unawares and overwhelmed, it’s manageable – at least on this end.
Outside of one 120-turtle day when the first wintery storm hit before Christmas the Sanctuary’s hardened volunteers have tracked the turtles down, collected them and transported them to the New England Aquarium in Quincy for safe-keeping.

Typically the turtles wash up between Dennis and Eastham but due to variable breezes they’ve been found from Sandy Neck to Provincetown this fall

Whales are back!

By January 16, 2014 PROVINCETOWN THINGS TO DO

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TWELVE MILES OFF PROVINCETOWN — The dark waters began to roil. Silently, two black, 70-ton leviathans emerged from the depths of Cape Cod Bay, skimmed the surface, then quickly slipped back into the sea. Scientists in a nearby boat tracked their “fluke prints” — the large surface swirls created from their underwater tail sweeps — but soon lost the watery trail of two of the world’s rarest whales.

For years, scientists have sounded a dirge for the North Atlantic right whale. Its population stalled around 300 in the 1990s, pushing some researchers to make mournful extinction predictions for the mysterious, 45-foot-long creatures that come to feed and frolic every spring off Cape Cod.

Now, the critically endangered population has hit 500 whales, probably for the first time in centuries — a poignant milestone for a marine mammal whose numbers dwindled to perhaps a few dozen after being hunted relentlessly for their oil and baleen from the 11th to the early 20th centuries. Researchers, while joyful, say that number is still tiny — and they remain deeply concerned about recent environmental changes, including global warming, that spell uncertainty for the creatures’ future.

“Five hundred whales make you want to sing,’’ said Charles “Stormy” Mayo, senior scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, which studies the whales. “But you have to hold your breath when you sing. We have a substantially changing ocean. We don’t know what the future holds.”

Last Monday, he and his staff aboard the research vessel Shearwater scanned the horizon for spouts from the whales’ blowholes. An airplane flew transects above, searching for dark shadows in the relatively small bay and radioing their locations to the boat.

Scientists don’t know what a healthy right whale population even looks like, but they suspect it is in the thousands or even tens of thousands. Today, the population is increasing about 2.5 percent a year — far better than the 1990s — but hardly the 6 or 7 percent researchers would like to see.

The reasons for the increase are likely myriad. Ships have slowed down and moved to avoid the creatures. Fishing lines have been developed that allow some whales to avoid being tangled. A number of good feeding years — the animals can consume tiny shrimplike plankton at a rate of 125 pounds an hour — probably helped with a dramatic increase in calves starting around 2001.

 

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Crowne Pointe Site Now in 50 Languages!

By January 16, 2014 STAY IN PROVINCETOWN

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The Crowne Pointe Web Site is now available In 50 Languages thanks to Google Translation Services. Just look for the Google Translate Button in the bottom right corner of the web site. Choose the language you want to view, and it will instantly translate it for you.

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Enjoy a Gourmet Breakfast at Crowne Pointe!

By January 16, 2014 FOOD & WINE

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The day starts early for our Chef’s here at Crowne Pointe. Before the first rays of dawn touch down on Provincetown Harbor, we can typically be found setting up fresh-brewed coffee for our early bird’s. Our guests are a diverse lot -there’s no telling what time in the morning they’ll want to saunter down to the dining area-and so ample time is allowed for taking advantage of our delicious complimentary gourmet hot cooked to order breakfast: served daily between 8 am and 11 am (high season) and 8 am to 10 am (shoulder season. In addition to a variety of cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit and juice, we also offer scrumptious fresh-baked muffins and breads, french toast, homemade waffles, pancakes, and various hot egg specialties.

You have several hot breakfast entrée choices daily and our large portions will test the best of appetites. Because we knew how much time we were going to spend cooking for our guests, we specifically designed an open-plan kitchen to allow us to be social with our guests during our work in the early am hours. Our guests may choose to dine indoors in one of our two romantic dining areas, or in our parlor beside the fireplace, or even outside on our spacious wrap-around front porch.

Hello From Ptown

By January 14, 2014 STAY IN PROVINCETOWN

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Welcome to Crowne Pointe Inn & Spa. We are the premier hotel in Provincetown with a one block walk to Commercial Street.

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