Did you get to see the Herring run this season? Here’s a quick video following the annual Spring Herring run up Paine’s Creek in Brewster, Cape Cod.
Also known as Alewives and Bluebacks, river Herring have been migrating from the ocean to fresh water ponds and streams in Springtime for centuries. Native people as well as European settlers depended on them as a food staple.
Today it is illegal to harvest river Herring in the Paine’s Creek estuary and across Massachusetts.
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Found just a short drive off 6A in the center of Brewster, Breakwater Beach landing is one of the most popular beaches in the town and has an ample parking area.
One of eight peaceful beaches, with gentle dunes, warm water and lots of pools at low tide make this an excellent spot for families with easy access for the grandparents.
The beach doesn’t get too crowded and you can walk out quite far during low tide on the flats. A perfect spot for children to explore the tidal pools, catch small fish, hermit crabs and be amazed at the dramatic movement of the tides over the course of a few hours.