Everybody adores summer on the Cape, but sweet little autumn deserves a shout out. We love the seasonal contrast of vibrant blue ocean, shimmering gold foliage and scarlet-drenched cranberry bogs. There’s that unmistakable sharpened-pencil-meets-crispy-leaves aroma, and the wistful knowledge that each warm, sun-dappled hour is a gift, as the countdown to winter begins.
Here’s how to savor it.
Dig into a fresh lobster dinner or succulent Wellfleet oysters at your favorite restaurant. With milder temps on the Cape, you can even dine al fresco on outdoor decks and intimate patio spaces well into autumn.
If you don't know the joys of a Cape Cod beach day in autumn, make this the year to experience it. When the days start to cool, bundle up for a walk along the seashore!
Cruise into one of our picturesque bays, kettle ponds or harbors on a kayak or paddleboard. Charter a fishing boat to get your own catch of the day, or sail off into a beautiful Cape Cod sunset.
Explore nature trails that wind through pine and oak woodlands, rivers and lakes, cedar swamps and salt marshes —a wonderland of Cape Cod habitats. Try these Great Family Hikes!
The garden path at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich is pure eye candy this time of year. October brings colorful berries and hollies, with hydrangeas “antiquing” into pinks and reds. Your Instagram feed just got a lot more colorful!
Hopping on a bike is one of the best ways to enjoy the Cape's natural beauty - whether it's mountain biking through wooded forests, a ride along scenic byways, or exploring the many paved trails. Here are some of our Favorite Bike Rides!
Fall means crisp apples, mouthwatering corn and fresh cranberries. Thanks to an abundance of Farmers’ Markets on the Cape, you can get all that and more - including homemade breads, locally-grown pumpkins and handmade crafts.
Come autumn, golfers on Cape Cod rejoice. Reduced rates and easy-to-get tee times await at our 40+ golf courses Opens a New Window. , from Par 3s to more difficult courses that challenge even the most seasoned pros (it's also one of the most socially distanced sports around). Book your golf tee time online today!
Explore the new Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum's new exhibit “Our Story: The Early Days of the Wampanoag Tribe and the Pilgrims Who Followed.” Walk the 1.6-mile Kennedy Legacy Trail across downtown Hyannis for a glimpse into President Kennedy's life on Cape Cod, then visit the nearby JFK Museum for special exhibits and rare photos showing the Kennedy family's longstanding Cape connection.
Come enjoy into a more intimate Cape experience, and book your Fall getaway today.
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