Field of Honor Display, credit Courtney Wittenstein

Six sights not to miss in November

Here’s to beauty in numbers: a field of flags, miles of twinkling lights and turnips everywhere. If you’re looking for a spectacle this holiday season on Cape Cod, join the crowd.

Six sights not to miss in November:

Capt. Lazarus's Haunted Harbor

Halloween Fun on Cape Cod

It’s that time of year when all things creepy and crawly come out to play. Don’t be left out of the fun! From terrifying tours to kid-friendly costume parades, Cape Cod is the place to be this Halloween season.


Barnstable Harbor Eco-Tour

Cape Cod for Birders

So let’s get this out of the way – I’m NOT a bird expert. Or a birdwatcher.

That’s not to say I don’t like birds. If I see an osprey or a red-tailed hawk, I get pretty excited. In the winter, there may be nothing more beautiful than a red cardinal against a snowy backdrop. And I’m convinced that no feathered friend is cooler than the hummingbird.

Anejo in Hyannis - Paul Scharff

The Best New Dining on Cape Cod

The past year or so has brought some exciting new additions to the Cape’s dining (and drinking) scene. Here are a few of our favorites to put on your radar!

Sandwich Boardwalk - credit Greta Georgieva

Autumn Checklist

Technically, fall lasts until December 21st, but the season always seems to go by so fast. Maybe that’s because it’s one of the prettiest times on the Cape, whether you’re bundled up for a walk at the National Seashore or watching the leaves turn along the Rail Trail. Here’s your quick to-do list to make the most of the autumn months.

Cape Cod Canal credit Greta Georgieva

Best Fall Bike Rides on Cape Cod

This time of year, Cape Codders trade beach towels for sneakers to trek or bike around foliage-lined trails, scenic hills and quiet ocean paths. Here are the best routes for bikers who want easy rides along paved paths, or more challenging mountain bike trails within forested conservation areas.

Paved Trails

View from Route 6A, Sandwich

The Best Leaf Peeping on Cape Cod

Often overlooked for showier parts of New England, Cape Cod is the perfect place to take in rich autumn colors. Here are a few of our favorite ways to experience the change in season along Cape's quaint back roads, nature trails and pristine coastline.

Take a Hike

Tobey Farm, Dennis - credit Courtney Wittenstein

4 Great Ways to Experience Harvest Season on Cape Cod

It’s no surprise. Most people imagine going to the beach and fried seafood when they think of Cape Cod. However, there’s a small, but devoted few who know autumn, particularly around harvest time, is when this cornucopia of fresh fruits and veggies really shines. Read on to learn where you can pick your own pumpkins, tromp along a cranberry bog, and embrace the season’s bounty.

Sea Bags

Where to Find the Perfect Cape Cod Souvenir

The quaint Main Streets of Cape Cod are home to a number of boutique gift shops carrying locally made and distinctive items that make memorable souvenirs or gifts for friends and family back home. Here are a few of our favorite places to pick up the perfect mementos of your treasured seaside holiday.

Handcrafted Gifts and Jewelry

Photo courtesy of Ellie Leaning

Local Farmers' Market Brings on the Lobster

A middle-aged man wearing a striped polo and khaki shorts was strolling through the farmer’s market in Brewster. He passed stalls of vegetables, looked at the honey, and after he passed a display of local yarn he did a double take. He had just seen a sign advertising fresh lobsters for $8 a pound.

“Are you here all the time?” he asked.