Cape Cod in the Fall – 5 Things Unique to the Cape

Mike Hogan -
Updated on August 22nd, 2016


There is truly nowhere better than Cape Cod in the Fall.  We would enjoy being your guides to the natural beauty and small town feel of Cape Cod this Autumn.

Cape Cod in the Fall

We constantly explore to find you the best and here it is:

– Crabbing / Clamming (see this post for our Crabbing adventures)

– Guided Kayaking tours (see this post for our Kayaking adventures)

– The Surf is up in the Fall, the shifting sands keep it interesting

– Cape Cod Rail Trail (see this post for our Biking adventure)

– Cranberry Harvest and the Harwich Hometown Parade (Back this year by popular demand!)

We have been hunting for the best Crabbing spot and honing our skills at pulling them out of the water.  We finally found our honey hole (top secret) but, if you book a Crabbing Package, we will show you the way.  Read about our Crabbing success here.

Cape Cod in the Fall

We just hooked up with a local Surf legend to bring you lessons on the Outer Cape.  Have you ever surfed before?  It is the BEST, one time is all it took to get hooked.  We want you to have that same experience!  There is absolutely no feeling like riding pure energy.  Cape Cod in the Fall means the waves of the Outer Cape turn up, big time.  Whether you are a beginner or have been surfing your whole life, there is a spot for you.  No West Coast territorial nonsense here, welcome to New England.

Cape Cod in the Fall

Once we discovered Kayaking, you can’t keep us off the water.  This is the best way to see the amazing waterways of Cape Cod in the Fall.  The leaves are changing colors, the weather is perfect (nothing like a New England autumn), and the paddling is easy.  Our guide knows the area and knows the tides.  His knowledge is your gain.  Kayaking is fun but, paddling can be a beating.  Our Kayaking guide works the tides to your benefit, minimal effort required.

Cape Cod Bike Trails

Cape Cod in the Fall means the bike trail is nearly empty.  The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a remarkable stretch of bike path that winds its way all over Cape Cod.  From my time as a kid on the Cape, nothing is more Cape Cod than being able to cruise the towns on your bike.  There are so many great stops along the way too.  The southern stretch takes you just North of the beaches of Harwich and Harwichport, straight into Chatham and access to the Chatham Lighthouse and Chatham Pier Fish Market.  The Northern stretch takes you through the forests and hills of Brewster and Orleans, into Eastham and Wellfleet.  Picnics and swimming in the freshwater ponds that line the trail make the perfect day for this stretch of trail.  If you can do it, Coast Guard beach is only 20 miles away.  Easily the best beach on the Cape and a great ride to get there.

Cape Cod in the Fall

The BIG event in Harwich is  the Hometown Parade, Sunday September 18th at 11:30 am.  Plans are being developed and they are huge.  While you are here, check out the Cranberry Harvest.  It is a special thing to see the fruit harvested in such a colorful way.  The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn has you covered for Fall Getaways, be sure to see our One Night Wonder offers if your time is limited.