386 Route 6

386 Route 6, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

386 Route 6, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

386 Route 6, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

386 Route 6, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

It’s still possible for four adults to stay in Provincetown for less than $50 a night — thanks to Robert Collinson, who founded the Dunes’ Edge Campground in 1960; his widow, Miriam (Martin) Collinson, who kept it going; the Town of Provincetown; and the Trustees of Reservations, a statewide trust founded in 1891 that is chartered to hold land tax free for the benefit of the public. The Trustees acquired this 17-acre property on the edge of the Cape Cod National Seashore in 2013 after four years of negotiation, in part to prevent its redevelopment as a 29-lot subdivision. They run it as a seasonal campground for 85 standard tents, pop-up tents and vans, as well as 15 motor homes or travel trailers. Besides affordable accommodations, Dunes’ Edge also preserves a priceless relic of woodland living, 1960s style.

386 Route 6, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

386 Route 6, by David W. Dunlap (2013).


More than 2,000 buildings and vessels are searchable on buildingprovincetown.com. The Building Provincetown book is available for purchase ($20) at Town Hall, Office of the Town Clerk, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown 02657.

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