Harwich is a town on Cape Cod, in Barnstable County in the state of Massachusetts in the United States. The town is a popular vacation spot, located near the Cape Cod National Seashore. Harwich's beaches are on "the Sound side" of Cape Cod; the shores that face Nantucket Sound. Harwich has 3 active harbors. Saquatucket, Wychmere and Allen Harbors are all located in Harwich Port.
The town is know for its many cranberry salt bogs, which produce cranberries that are commercially farmed. Harwich also contains the largest lake on the Cape, called Long Pond, which serves as a private airport for planes with the ability to land on water.
For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Harwich, please see the articles on East Harwich, Harwich Center, Harwich Port, and West Harwich.
Web Sites and Links
Community Profiles: HarwichTown seal, geography, government, demographics, education, culture, recreation, municipal finance and economic development.
Harwich Conservation TrustPreservation group. Includes membership information, newsletters, contribution form, and photo galleries.
Harwich Fire DepartmentIncludes equipment photos, personnel roster, and list of apparatus.
Harwich Police DepartmentIncludes basic information and photos, along with on line forms and links to legal information.
Helpful Harwich Telephone NumbersDirectory of local and Commonwealth phone numbers.
Town of HarwichIncludes home assessment search.