Upper Cape Living: Five Awesome Porches For Watching Fireworks

Even though it was a rainy and cloudy fourth of July, the fireworks were a sight to see over the weekend, albeit a day or two late. Whether you spent the holiday inside with friends and family, or braved the elements for some much-needed grill time, we all know that there's no better place to watch them from than from your porch.

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Here's our list of five awesome porches from which to enjoy the fireworks!

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110 Ryder Road, Falmouth.

So you're a little pressed for space on this porch but the view certainly makes up for it. A quick stroll down to the waterfront isn't too much trouble for a private, unobstructed view of the festivities. View Listing

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18 Cross Tree Way, Mashpee.

There aren't any, ahem, official fireworks displays in Popponesset (New Seabury has them over by the golf course), but this deck is still a great option to watch the neighborhood show over the water! If you're lucky enough to own a boat, putter out to nearby Nantucket Sound (takes about a two minutes) and catch fireworks from Mashpee, Falmouth, Cotuit, Hyannis and, on clear nights, Martha's Vineyard. View Listing

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426 Menauhant Road, Falmouth.

Clear, unobstructed harbor views. Can't really complain about much here. With multiple viewing angles (the porch is a semi-wraparound), the best view is super easy to come by from this Falmouth Heights home. View Listing

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24 Landfall, Falmouth.

It's a known fact that Quissett has some of the prettiest harbors and best views on the Cape. It's a lesser known fact that there are actually condos in the area! You have a couple of choices from this Treetops unit: sit on the deck and watch the fireworks, or take a stroll to the private association beach on Vineyard Sound. Your choice, either way you're going to have a great time. View Listing

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30 Ships Way, Bourne.

You see that? That's the Canal! With nothing in the way! With the Canal Centennial fast approaching, this promises to be a summer of epic fireworks displays up and down our favorite watery highway. You barely have to move to catch the displays over the Cape Cod Canal. Just bring a chair and enjoy.View Listing


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