Sandwich is located on Cape Cod Bay alongside the Cape Cod Canal. It is the oldest town on the Cape established in 1639 and has preserved much of its rich past. The downtown has an historic center featuring the Daniel Webster Inn, several historic museums and a working gristmill. Numerous boutiques, galleries and restaurants teem with shoppers strolling down Main Street. There are beautiful scenic vistas of marshes and tidal streams that meander out to the bay. A boardwalk has been constructed that stretches across the marshes to the outer bay beach and beckons further exploration. The Sandwich marina has an active fishing fleet and provides easy access to the Cape Cod Canal. Adjacent to the Cape Cod Canal is a bike trail that spans the entire width of the Canal.