The Cotuit Mosquito Yacht Club is a strange little organization that is run completely by youths. At the same time, the club has a history that is important to Cape Cod, and a tradition that has provided endless summer joy for thousands of children.
Although getting to Cuttyhunk Island is a pain, especially if you don't have your own boat, it's worth it once you find a stretch of secluded beach all to yourself.
The Cape Cod Fish Pier is a top attraction for locals and visitors alike because of its outstanding fish market and the unique Cape Cod atmosphere that you'll experience while wandering the area.
There are plenty of places to take your dog on Cape Cod, but none are more enjoyable for both you and your furry friend than Kent's Point Conservation Area in Orleans.
Wequaquet Lake in Centerville provides plenty of activities in a quiet environment, making it the perfect place to escape to during the busy summer months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Fall, what some call the most beautiful season on Cape Cod.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.