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It’s the most wonderful time of the year (according to at least one song), and the whole Cape is getting into it. Here are some fun upcoming holiday events on
1. Brewster For the Holidays will be held Dec.6 through Dec.8. This wonderful town-wide celebration features over 70 different events, all of which can be found
here. Some of the fun includes Santa at Drummer Boy Park where there will also
It’s that fabulous time of year again when we gather together with our families, exchange gifts, break bread, and give thanks. It’s also that time of year when we fill up on turkey, potatoes, and a myriad of delicious dishes that make us feel oh-so-guilty the next day.
However, we need not feel the pangs of guilt. Instead of kicking yourself because you indulged a bit too much on Thanksgiving, try kicking up your heels the morning of Thanksgiving in one of these great races!In 2012, more than 1,400 participated in the Chatham Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Photo courtesy of www.ChathamTurkeyTrot.com.
Fall is firmly established, trick-or-treaters have come and gone, the colorful foliage is losing out to bare branches, and stores have started piping Christmas Carols over their loudspeakers. In short, November is here. The bygone summer days of beaches are long past and all over Cape Cod, residents are hunkering down for the winter.Don't put your bike away just yet! Fall is the perfect time of year to hit the Cape Cod Rail Trail! Photo by Jane Booth.
This weekend marks the 12th anniversary of the Wellfleet Oysterfest, as well as the 1st year that this increasingly popular Outer Cape festival will be charging for admission. In years past, there has been a suggested donation for entrance to the festival, but this year, revelers will need to pay $5 for a day or $8 for two days. Children 12 and under are still free.Competing in the semi-finals of the 2012 Wellfleet OysterFest shucking contest. Photo by Jane Booth.
Now that October has arrived, people are picking apples, selecting their pumpkins to turn into jack-o-lanterns, deciding on their costumes for Halloween, and getting into the spirit of fall. One of the best ways to embrace the season is to partake in some classic autumn fun: hayrides and haunted houses.
So where to go?Kids enjoy the Not-So-Scary Hayride at Tobey Farm in Dennis. Photo by Bill DeSousa-Mauk.
Have you ever wondered where to grab a good stack of flapjacks on Cape Cod? Or perhaps a tasty (and healthy) egg-white omelet? Sure, there are lots of breakfast joints on Cape Cod, but which ones really stick out? We have compiled a list of some of the favorite breakfast spots!Try some delicious blueberry pancakes--or even better cranberry pancakes while on Cape Cod.
As summer fades away, so do the crowds here on Cape Cod. Autumn can be a great time to explore the Cape because the weather is still warm, the roads are far more navigable, and the changing season is spectacular.
Beaches may not be a top priority come fall, because although the weather is still nice and warm when taking a walk, swimming has already fallen by the wayside for many. Instead, visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous other things that the Cape has to offer, from scenic walks to pleasant festivals.You'll have a "shucking good time" at the Wellfleet OysterFest in October. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.
People from far and wide come to Cape Cod and expect to eat lobster. Their expectations tend to fall into two categories, a lobster roll and a boiled lobster. Yes, some may even foray into the world of bisque, yet there is so much more to be done with this crustacean.When lobster is on the menu, look beyond the traditional clambakes and lobster rolls to something completely new and different.
The Cape and Islands have so much to offer to the people who come to our sandy shores, including superb cuisine. For most, eating in the area involves going out to a restaurant or having a cookout on their back deck. There is also the remarkable bounty of the sea and plenty of wildlife to hunt in season. However, the area also has plenty of foods that can be foraged.Rose hip near the water in Wellfleet. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.
The “locavore” movement has been gaining steam for years now, with more and more people and businesses trying to get their produce and other products locally. Farmers markets, farmstands, and purchasing your vegetables at local farms is a great way to contribute to the burgeoning movement, but a lesser known option that is gaining popularity is the CSA or Community Supported Agriculture.CSAs are a wonderful way to support local farmers and get fresh meats and produce including cranberries, here being harvested in Wareham. Photo by Jane Booth.
For the health conscious, vegetable lovers, or just light eaters and vegetarians, eating out can pose challenges. The heavier fare of restaurants may not appeal to all. However, more and more restaurants are getting into the healthy trend, and where better to experience the trendy and cutting edge than Provincetown?
We have culled together some of the most creative (and delicious) salads in Provincetown (Caesars, gardens, chefs, and other staples are not included in this list!).Tired of a house or Caesar salad? Check out these creations at the Cape's tip.