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Where are Cape Cod's War Memorials?

November 18, 2019

There are war memorials and monuments all over Cape Cod, and taking the time to visit them is a great way to show respect for our veterans.

Veterans Day on Cape Cod

November 5, 2019

As you can see, you'll find plenty of things to do on Veterans Day, but it's about more than entertaining yourself on this special weekend. Veterans Day is about remembering everyone brave enough to go into battle and stand up for the freedoms that we enjoy to this day.

Veterans Day is an excellent chance to show individuals who have served in conflicts all over the world that we remember their contributions and recognize the sacrifices that they made.

Island Escapes: Taking the Ferry to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard

July 29, 2019

With there being so much to do on the Cape, you might never want to leave, but there are a couple of beautiful islands nearby that you might have heard about a time or two.

And with so many ferry options available, there has never been a better time to visit Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket for a day, a week, or anywhere in between.

 

Cooling Off While Staying Away From Cape Cod's Beaches This Summer

July 18, 2019

As you can see, keeping cool when the mercury rises is entirely possible, no matter your budget. There are free facilities both on and off Cape Cod where you can avoid the beach altogether and still get in the water, in addition to venues that will charge you an annual membership fee but give you access to unparalleled amenities.

 

Spending the Day at Scusset Beach State Reservation

May 20, 2019

You’ll probably spend most of your time this summer on Cape Cod, and with good reason. A quick 15-minute drive from downtown Sandwich takes you to Scusset Beach State Reservation, however, and it's well worth checking out at least once this year, especially if you want to do some fishing, camping, swimming, biking, hiking, and ship-watching, all in the same day.

A Walk Through Hyannis’ Inner Harbor

April 15, 2019

Cape Cod is full of great places to check out, but very few have as broad a range of activities in such a small area as Hyannis’ Inner Harbor.

Here, you have the chance to watch luxury yachts as they pass by, dine at some of the Cape’s top seafood restaurants, swim in the ocean, and go into Lewis Bay on a boat all in the same day. If you’re looking for something to do in the spring and summer, you could certainly do worse than a day on the Inner Harbor.

Who Lives on Strong Island?

April 10, 2019

Before 1936, Strong Island didn't have any full-time inhabitants, although research suggests that the Monomoyick people spent their summers there before the arrival of Europeans, and would head to more protected inland areas for the winter. That all changed in 1936 when banker William H. Potter Jr. purchased the island and built a home on its banks.

A List of Cape Cod Ponds Stocked with Trout in 2019

April 2, 2019

Cape Cod might be known for its oceanfront beaches and deep sea fishing, but its freshwater bodies are also legendary because of their generally calm atmosphere and outstanding fishing opportunities. Get out there in the spring and summer because you’re unlikely to find better trout fishing anywhere than these stocked ponds and lakes.

Race Point Beach in Provincetown Named One of the Country’s Best

March 18, 2019

What do Clearwater, Florida, Lahaina, Hawaii, Jekyll Island, Georgia, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Provincetown, Massachusetts all have in common? Why, they're home to some of the country's best beaches, of course.

Exploring Some of Cape Cod’s Oldest Sites

March 11, 2019

Living on Cape Cod means being surrounded by history at every turn. Once you reside here, you won’t be able to escape the historic sites and venues that are seemingly everywhere, not that you’d want to get away from them.

Visiting some of the oldest buildings and sites on Cape Cod will give you an entirely new appreciation of what it means to be a resident of the Cape by allowing you to experience firsthand the lives of the people who first inhabited this wonderful part of the world.

 

Furnishing Your Home on Cape Cod

March 4, 2019

The best thing about estate sales is that many of them feature antique tables, chairs, couches, dressers, and other furniture that is sure to fit right in with your Cape Cod home’s style. Most estate sales are at older homes with furniture and decor that has been there for decades, so if you’re looking to decorate your home like an authentic Cape Cod resident, this is the way to do it.

 

Glow-in-the-Dark Fish Found on Coast Guard Beach

February 20, 2019

What we do know is that there are 246 total species of myctophid worldwide, they weigh between two and six grams, and are less than six inches long on average. At the same time, these fish make up 65% of deep-sea fish biomass throughout the oceans. This number is remarkable, provided the small size of each fish.

Myctophid are also crucial to the global ecosystem because they transport carbon from the surface to the deepest parts of the ocean. As a result, they are needed to complete the global carbon cycle.

 

 

Need a Nighttime Activity? Check Out a Cape Cod Islanders’ Hockey Game

February 15, 2019

Cape Cod Islanders play in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), which is a Tier III junior association for players aged 20 and under. They play at the Falmouth Ice Arena and it's always a good time because the Islanders have some highly skilled players and play an exciting brand of hockey.

Cape Cod's Best Year-Round Restaurants

February 2, 2019

Wondering about year-round dining options on Cape Cod?  The Cape has many year-round restaurants that have been open for decades and that’s because locals continue to support them year after year because of their top-notch quality and outstanding service. These venues are open in every month and on every section of the Cape, leaving you with a vast assortment from which to choose.

The Beaches of Marion, Massachusetts

November 6, 2018

Marion beaches are convenient yet secluded. Marion's beaches include Silvershell Beach, Planting Island Beach, Oakdale Avenue Beach and the Piney Point Beach Club. Visit them all and find your favorite.

Visiting Falmouth During Jazztober Fest Weekend

October 15, 2018

Falmouth's Jazztober Fest Weekend takes place on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. This event, which is free unless you participate in a special Sunday brunch, brings regional and national jazz musicians and groups to Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod, making it well worth a visit.

What It's Like to Live in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

October 2, 2018

Life in Dartmouth, MA. If you’re thinking about making the move to southern Massachusetts, Dartmouth should be high on your list of places to consider. This town of about 34,000 people is located in Bristol County and was one of the earliest settled locations in New England.

An Overview of Cape Cod's Most Popular Marinas

August 10, 2018

Capa Cod has numerous marinas. There are marinas with access to the Bays, Sounds, Ocean and rivers. The marina you choose is dependent on the type of boat you have and which activities you see yourself doing on a regular basis. Here are some of the largest marinas on Cape Cod and what they have to offer residents.

Activities on Cape Cod’s Bass River

August 2, 2018

Bass River is the largest river on Cape Cod. On any given day in the summer, you’re sure to see people boating and fishing up and down the river, or using it as an easy entry to the Atlantic Ocean by traveling south through the waterway. The river was, at one time, considered as the location of a canal connecting Nantucket Sound to Cape Cod Bay, but local officials ultimately scrapped these plans. As a result, the river runs from Nantucket Sound in the south to Kellys Bay and Follins Pond in the north, with parking and entry points found all along its banks.

Where Exactly is Woods Hole, Massachusetts?

July 19, 2018

Woods Hole is a small village in the town of Falmouth on the very southwest tip of Cape Cod. Woods Hole has a lot more going on than you’d expect to find in a village of just 781 people. And it doesn’t matter that Woods Hole is a little out of the way, being a fair distance from larger centers like Barnstable and Yarmouth, and 4.5 miles from downtown Falmouth, because the village is surprisingly packed with its own amenities.

What It’s Like to Live in Barnstable

July 2, 2018

The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, is comprised of seven different villages each having its own unique flair. Barnstable stretches from Cape Cod Bay in the north to Nantucket Sound in the south, with a total area of 76.3 square miles. With a population of about 45,000, Barnstable is technically a city, despite being commonly referred to as a town.

North Atlantic Right Whales: Cape Cod’s Endangered Species

June 25, 2018

Part of the charm of living on Cape Cod is the interaction that you'll have with wildlife and sea animals at any given time. That said, you should make an effort to see the North Atlantic right whale, which is an endangered species that makes its home in Cape Cod Bay in the late winter through the spring. While planning to see a right whale might be tricky, they tend to come close to shore, and there are hundreds of sightings annually.

The Cape Cod Baseball League: Part of the Cape’s Fabric

June 1, 2018

There’s nothing more American than heading to the ballpark on a warm summer’s evening and catching a baseball game, and this is the exact lifestyle that Cape Cod has to offer its permanent residents. The Cape Cod Baseball League has long been one of the country’s top developmental associations. There are currently ten teams in the CCBL, each of which has its own home field. The league is broken down into two divisions, the East and West, with the winner of each division facing off in the championship series.

 

 

Gray Gables: The First Summer White House

May 24, 2018

The Gray Gables is a neighborhood in the town of Bourne. Also, the region was once where President Glover Cleveland spent much of his free time, both while in and out of office. Grover Cleveland is responsible for starting the tradition of a Summer White House with his summer home in Gray Gables.

A Guide to Cape Cod's Herring Runs

May 17, 2018

A sure sign of springtime on Cape is the annual herring run. The herring run occurs when these fish return from the ocean and swim up local rivers and streams to the area's freshwater ponds to spawn in the summer.

The Past and Present of Cape Cod's Wings Neck

May 15, 2018

Wings Neck  is a small area in the village of Pocasset, in the town of Bourne on Cape Cod. It jets out into Buzzards Bay, making it convenient for water-lovers, while still providing easy access to the highways heading to the mainland and other parts of the Cape. Wings Neck is a quiet and private peninsula that over time, has gained traction as one of the more exclusive areas on Cape Cod.

What It's Like to Live in Plymouth, Massachusetts

May 8, 2018

Plymouth gives you a little bit of everything. You can spend one day exploring some of the nation’s most important historical sites and the next golfing at one of the country’s top courses. That’s not to mention the outstanding local dining options on Main Street, Water Street, and Town Wharf, or the shopping at Colony Place and The Grove at Plymouth.

Living in Falmouth

May 1, 2018

Falmouth is a beautiful town that attracts year round visitors as well as the summer crowd. Falmouth has plenty to do in the summer, with beaches, sunshine, and plenty of outdoor activities, but the town is also a year-round destination. Many Falmouth restaurants and attractions tend to stay open throughout the fall and winter, unlike on other parts of the Cape, ensuring residents always have access to all the necessary amenities.

Balanced, Invigorated, Relaxed: Compliments of Cape Cod

September 15, 2017

An ode to ocean air: from yoga to personal health benefits from sand and salty ocean water, take a look at the what vacationers and locals alike love about beautiful Cape Cod and it's scenic beaches. 

Brewster, a Cape Town Where History and the Arts Meet Beautiful Sand Flats

September 7, 2017

The town of Brewster has many exciting activities to offer families and lots of great historical spots for learning more about the area's history. With great surrounding schools and beautiful ocean scenery, learn why moving to Brewster is a great decsision.

Cotuit, A Cape Cod Village Small Gem

August 30, 2017

What makes the small town of Cotuit a great spot for living? Take a look at great food, fun, and local treasures this beautiful, family friendly place holds. 

Cape Cod’s Affluent Second-Home Owners

July 19, 2016

Have you thought about the possibility of summering on Cape Cod? Take a look at why the Cape is becoming a popular spot for second homes, and what individuals are looking for when they settle here. 

 

Capture the Spirit of The Holiday Season on Cape Cod

December 11, 2015

From the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich to the Annual Glassblowers' Christmas at the Sandwich Glass Museam, check out how Cape Cod celebrates the Christmas season.

Discover Historic & Eclectic Falmouth

November 18, 2015

With plenty of options to keep families and individuals busy and satisfied, prospective home buyers are finding there is much to offer in historic, yet eclectic Falmouth, MA.

Fall into the Arts

November 7, 2015

The month of November is one of the best times to enjoy the arts on Cape Cod. As the cool fall air rolls in, discover what Cape Cod offers on and off the beach including an eclectic and entertaining display of performances, art shows, and local talent.

Haunted Cape Cod

October 31, 2015

Caoe Cod, said to be one of the most haunted places in the country, is home to more than a few restless souls not quite ready to leave us. Read up on these classic Cape ghosts and their background. 

Happy Halloween! A Spirited Story from The Shores of Cape Cod

October 31, 2015

There are countless stories of hauntings on Cape Cod but only one mixes both sorcery and piracy in a legend that continues to endure to this day. In this classic seasonal favorite, the legend of "Black Sam" and "The Witch of Wellfleet" is retold.

A Friendly Hello from Historic Barnstable Village

September 11, 2015

Barnstable, a historic Cape Cod town known for its hospitality and picturesque community is a wonderful spot to vacation with a family or even to explore for a day. With great shops for browsing and scenic warfs and beaches for relaxing, Barnstable is a family friendly town that offers plenty for visitors.