Town of Dennis closes Chapin Beach to ORVs

Crowes Pasture remains open
Off road vehicles (ORVs) at Chapin Beach in Dennis. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

On Tuesday the Town of Dennis closed Chapin Beach in Dennis to off road vehicles (ORVs). The closure will remain in effect through the winter.

Down the shore in East Dennis, Crowes Pasture is still open and will remain open year-round unless otherwise posted, according to the Town.

ORV stickers are available to both residents ($100) and non-residents ($200). Stickers are not issued for rental cars. ORV stickers are available through the Town of Dennis Natural Resources Department at 685 Route 134 in South Dennis, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See the Town's ORV Vehicle Management Policies here. See ORV rules and regulations including pet policies here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on