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The Cape has numerous festivals, races and other events and it can be hard to keep up with them all! For your convenience, here are some of the best of the best in the month of October on Cape Cod.
1. 8th Annual Buzzards Bay Coalition Watershed Ride, Cape Cod: On October 5, come and participate in the 8 Annual Buzzards Bay Coalition Watershed Ride. The ride has options for dedicated cyclists as well as casual riders, which is the choice between the 75-mile route or the 35-mile route.For an unbelievably delicious day, check out the Wellfleet OysterFest! Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.
It’s fall on Cape Cod and while the temperature may be getting a bit low for a day on the beach, it is getting just right for a day on the green! The Cape is known for many things and the numerous fairways are among them. If you enjoy putting, driving, and spending a few hours outside, then consider checking out some of these great Cape Cod golf courses.Make it Dennis for a day of golf--perfect with two courses to choose from. Dennis Golf photo.
Fall ushers in many things, from foliage to apples to jack-o-lanterns, and some of the best things that comes with the arrival of fall are all the wonderful festivals! Yes, you may have to pack away your shorts and pull out your jackets, but you can also look forward to attending some of the many great festivals that the fall brings to the Cape.New venue, same awesome scallops at this year's Scallop Fest at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in Falmouth. Photo courtesy of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce.
When it comes to ice cream, the Cape has it covered. While you can still find chains that sell the treat, the Cape has far more places that concoct their own delicious ice cream and have some of the best flavors around. If you want to avoid the stuff you could get anywhere and instead go for a real delicacy, then check out some of these wonderful Cape Cod ice cream shops!With all the wonderful ice cream shops on Cape Cod, you'll want to make sure you save room for dessert!
Sad as it is, summer is quickly fading to fall. Back to school lists have arrived in mailboxes, a slight nip is in the air, and the sense of impending reality is starting to hit. Soon the sun-soaked days spent on the beaches will give way to grabbing a coffee before work, the long hours spent enjoying the warm air scented by local flora will give way to raking leaves and inhaling the scent of fall, and the days packed full of wonderful activities will give way to normalcy.
But fall is not here yet, so while summer is still hanging around, be sure to get in all the fun you can!Biking along the Cape Cod Canal near the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.
The season may be drawing to a close, but there is still plenty happening on Cape Cod. While stores may have begun to sell back-to-school gear, most people are getting in as much beach time and enjoyment as they possibly can before reality sets back in after Labor Day.
If you are visiting Cape Cod with your family, now is definitely a great time to take advantage of some of the fun summer activities available to children. Here are some wonderful upcoming shows on the Cape to check out before fall arrives!Scene from the WHAT for Kids play "The Surfside Snoops and the Ghost of Great Island". Photo courtesy of Michael and Suz Karchmer / WHAT For Kids.
If you want to see a different side of Cape Cod while on vacation, consider visiting one of the many local farms. Although not all farms are open to visitors, the ones that allow visitors are well-worth the trip. Here are some of the best farms to visit on the Cape!You never know who you will meet down on the (Cape Cod) Farm. Here, a Taylor-Bray Farm rooster. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.
People flock to the Cape in the summer to take advantage of the gentle surf, sandy shores, and gorgeous outdoor scenery. But not every day can be sunny and spectacular, so what are visitors to do when it is gray and gloomy out? Here are some ideas for fun things to do on a rainy day on Cape Cod!The Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich has wonderful exhibits and activities for adults and children. Don't miss a tour of the jam kitchen. Photo by Jane Booth.
As fun as summer is, it can also be exhausting! Whether you have been at the beach all day and are wiped out from all the sunshine or you have been trying to wear out your kids and have managed to wear yourself out too, some nights you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of cooking dinner (if you are staying somewhere with a kitchen) or wading through traffic, reservations, and crowded restaurants. Some nights, you just want to stay in, have something quick and easy, and watch a movie or play games (or pass out!).The sand sculpture in front of Peterson's Market in Yarmouth Port says it all: PIZZA! Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.
This year marks the 100th birthday of the Cape Cod Canal and the week of July 25th to August 3rd will be one of celebration! The Canal officially opened on July 29th, 1914. During the Centennial Celebration, there will be many different events at the area surrounding the Canal. Most of the events and exhibits will feature maritime themes as a nod to the Canal.From bridge to bridge an everywhere in between (including Mass Maritime Academy shown here), Bourne will be celebrating the Cape Cod Canal's 100th anniversary. Photo by John Fitts.
While vacationing on Cape Cod, families will almost certainly want to get out on the water as much as possible. Be it fishing, boating, or just a simple dip, here are some of the best water related activities on Cape Cod!Fish is on the menu after a day out on the water with Predatuna! Photo courtesy of PredatunaSportfishing.com.
It’s almost essential when visiting Cape Cod to have a tasty seafood dinner. With so many options, it can be almost overwhelming!
If you are renting a home, you may consider picking something up from a local fish market and making it yourself either on the stove, in the oven, or on the grill (or you may even bring home your fresh catch of the day and prepare a meal that you caught).
Others may opt to dine out at a clam shack, getting fried scallops, fish and chips, lobster rolls, or other staples of summertime.You can always go traditional with your Cape Cod seafood dinner. But don't be afraid to try something a little different, with a little flare. iStockPhoto.com/© og-vision
There is no shortage of restaurants, theatres, and other venues on Cape Cod to make a night out truly special. After a night of drinking, dancing, taking in a show, or eating out, it can be nice to unwind on the sandy shores of the Cape and listen to the waves lap against the beach. Some may even opt to jump in for a swim.
So what are the best beaches to cap off your night? Some of them are listed right here, so read on!
Nothing beats a stroll along the water's edge by the light of a full moon. NASA/Sean Smith.
Some days are just made better by having an enjoyable picnic in a serene setting. Whether laying out your wares on a picnic table or pulling out a blanket, picnics are the perfect accompaniment to a warm summer day.
Whether you like to picnic on the beach or in the woods, there are plenty of phenomenal spots to have a picnic on Cape Cod. Most of the picnic spots on Cape Cod are also great places for a walk or swim, so whether you want to make a day of your outing or just go out for a light lunch, there is something for everyone! Here are the best spots for a picnic on Cape Cod.Indian Lands Conservation Area is a lush, tranquil spot, perfect for an easy hike and a snack. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.