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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.

 

How Many Beach Days This Summer? Doug the Quahog Knows!

June 17, 2019

Cape Cod Quahog Day is a free event that is suitable for all ages. It all gets started at 2:00 PM and the exhibition as a whole lasts until about 4:00. Keep in mind that the prediction comes pretty early, so plan to be there by 2:00 if you want to catch it.

 

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 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.

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.

 

Are You Ready for the 2019 Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade?

February 28, 2019

Finally, the theme of this year's parade is community spirit. All of the floats will incorporate the idea of community spirit, and you can show your pride in the Cape's community by showing up and supporting the 14th annual Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade in Yarmouth.

Are You Ready for the 2019 Hyannis Marathon?

February 22, 2019

The 2019 Hyannis Marathon will take place on February 23 and 24. The Hyannis Marathon is a vital event on the running calendar because it offers USATF certification in the marathon and half marathon categories, and also acts as a Boston Marathon qualifier. If you plan to run, you’ll probably want to invest in a warm base layer, some ear warmers, and a comfortable pair of mitts, as well, since the daytime highs on these days are set to reach only 39 and 41 degrees respectively. 

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.

Where to Watch Super Bowl LIII on Cape Cod

January 25, 2019

Superbowl Sunday is Sunday, February 3rd. If you’re planning to watch the big game on Cape Cod, you’ll have plenty of options. Most pubs and restaurants will have food and drink specials, and there are even places where you can bring the kids.

Where to Buy Christmas Trees on Cape Cod

November 29, 2018

Looking for a Cape Cod Christmas tree? There are many places you can cut your own tree of help to support a local charity or business. The following is a list of places where you can buy Christmas trees on Cape Cod in 2018.

A List of Cape Cod's Christmas Strolls in 2018

November 22, 2018

On Cape Cod there are Christmas strolls almost every weekend between now and the big day. These strolls leave you plenty of opportunities to not only support local businesses while doing your holiday shopping but also take part in some of the festivities. These strolls seem to grow every year and are found all over the Cape, so have a look at what is scheduled in 2018 and figure out where you want to do your Christmas shopping this holiday season.

Learning About the Cape Symphony

October 24, 2018

Do you know that Cape Cod has a professional symphony? Not only that, but the Cape Symphony plays in a large venue and features some of the most talented artists not only in New England but anywhere in the country.

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.

Tips For Fall Boating on Cape Cod

September 26, 2018

After Labor Day on Cape Cod, there’s really no rush to get your boat winterized. That way, you can take advantage of some of the outstanding fall weather on the Cape and enjoy the peace and serenity of its waterways when seasonal residents return to their other homes.

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.

Subtle Ways to Make your Home Irresistible

July 19, 2018

Selling your home soon? There are many ways in which you can manipulate a buyer in the most positive way. Portraying your home in the best possible light, as well as using these simple psychology tips can drastically affect a buyer’s feelings toward your home.

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.

Cape Cod's Shining Sea Bikeway

July 12, 2018

The Shining Sea Bikeway runs from North Falmouth to the center of Woods Hole. It is 10.7 miles in length and travels along the shoreline of Vineyard Sound for a considerable stretch, making it one of the more scenic trails on Cape Cod. The Shining Sea Bikeway is just one of the many ways that you can get out there and enjoy the Cape in any season, as there are numerous rail trails and other paths up and down Cape Cod for you to explore.

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.

What You Should Know About the Osprey on Cape Cod

June 18, 2018

Osprey return to Cape Cod every March, ready to hatch and care for their young. The osprey, is a bird of prey that can reach over two feet in length and has a wingspan of nearly six feet. These birds generally have brown wings and gray heads and underparts and spend most of their time near the water.

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.

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.

Earth Day 2018 on Cape Cod

April 17, 2018

Earth Day is this Sunday April 22. On Cape Cod there’s plenty to do not only to celebrate the occasion but also to make a difference in the community. Events are taking place throughout the weekend and involve both physically cleaning some of the Cape’s beautiful landscape and quietly educating yourself on what needs attention in the future.

Getting to Know Massachusetts’ South Coast

April 16, 2018

The South Coast of Massachusetts extends from Cape Cod in the east to the Rhode Island border in the west, with much of the land sitting along Buzzards Bay. If you’re considering making a move to one of the towns on the South Coast, you can expect a far different lifestyle than in a big city, but this way of life binds you to your community in a way that urban centers struggle to replicate.

The Splendor of Nature's Color Palette

October 28, 2017

Fall, what some call the most beautiful season on Cape Cod.

Bourne, a Cape Cod Gateway Village

October 25, 2017

Bourne, a beautiful town on Cape Cod, is a family friendly vacation spot. Check out this town's history and its local splendor to plan your next trip to this vacationer's paradise.

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. 

Chefs' Tables: Local Culinary Stars Dish on Where They Like to Eat

September 7, 2017

Want a taste of where great chef's are dining? In this article, Jayne Guertin highlights Cape Cod's local culinary hot spots, and hidden treasures. Find food along the South Shore or the Mid, Outer and Upper Cape that caters to each season's freshest foods and flavors.

 

 

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. 

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.

Native Cape Codder or Washashore?

September 4, 2015

New to the Cape and Islands? This article is great for brushing up on Cape Cod native facts that even some locals don't know.

Kinlin Grover Presents Cape Cod Bike Trails

August 25, 2015

Looking for a fun and exciting way to explore the Cape? Take a look at the great bike trails the Cape has to offer for a great way to get the family out for a healthy activity. 

Art & Culture Matter on Cape Cod

August 23, 2015

Cape Cod, a the scenic Island that supports and appreciates art and culture. Take a look at some of the events on Cape Cod that locals and vacationers love with a special focus on the Pops in the Park concert. 

Kinlin Grover's Newest Community Video – Harwich, MA

August 17, 2015

Explore beautiful Harwich MA through Kinlin Grover's newest community video. This little Cape Cod town has a lot to offer with many diffrent points of interest and it's seven different villages. 

Downtown Chatham, a Beautiful Slice of Coastal Americana

July 25, 2015

Discover the many things to do in the beautiful town of Chatham MA. Whether you are looking to shop, dine, or go to the beach, this coatal village has it all.