Now is the time to experience the best of fall on Cape Cod. When the temperatures cool and the summer tourists head home, Cape Cod returns to the peaceful, romantic destination everyone loves. Traffic eases and the colors of autumn paint the landscape. Warm days and chilly nights bring on fall foliage, ripening pumpkins and apples, and nearly naked beaches. Come see for yourself why fall is a wonderful time to visit. And, if you need a little inspiration, check out some of our favorite ways to appreciate a fall getaway on Cape Cod.
It’s no secret that summer hums on Cape Cod. With nearly 60 miles of beaches and endless sunny skies, sun worshippers and beach bunnies flock to the Cape. But when summer ends and the weather feels a bit more fall-like, those beaches become a haven for a peaceful, relaxing afternoon stroll.
Cranberry Bog Tour
Imagine wading into a cranberry bog and helping harvest the tart berries that thrive in Cape Cod’s climate. Not into donning some waders and grabbing a rake? Take a cranberry bog tour and learn the art of growing and harvesting the humble cranberry.
Sip, swirl, and savor the wines at three of Cape Cod’s vineyards and wineries. Start off on Route 6A at the Truro Vineyards, then stop in Harwich at First Crush. Since you’ll be just a few minutes away, spend a little time relaxing in the luxury and beauty of our restored inn. On your way home stop by the Cape Cod Winery in East Falmouth.
With so many lovely state parks and sanctuaries dotting the landscape of Cape Cod, finding an idyllic spot for a morning or afternoon hike is a no-brainer. From the Cape Cod National Seashore to the Audubon sanctuaries in Barnstable and Wellfleet, you’ll find hikes of all lengths to while away an afternoon.
Hop on a two-wheel bike for a tour of Cape Cod’s amazingly beautiful biking trails. Travel through cranberry bogs, marshes, and scenic stretches of the seashore. According to John F. Kennedy, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
Haunted History Tour
Get spooked on an evening tour of Cape Cod’s most haunted sites. Your guides find the eeriest spots to weave their stories of ghosts and goblins.
Brewery Tour and Tasting
Belly up to the bar on your fall getaway at any one of Cape Cod’s craft breweries. Sample the brews of the season at Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis and take a tour of the production area. Further afield you’ll find craft brewers pouring pale ales and stouts, saisons and IPAs.
Tour Fascinating Museums
You might be surprised to find a wealth of fascinating museums for history lovers, art enthusiasts, maritime fans, and more on Cape Cod. Strikeout on an afternoon adventure exploring your favorites.
Leaf Peeping on Scenic Route 6A
Cruising down scenic Route 6A, the Old King’s Highway, with its canopy of brilliantly colored trees, is a fall must-do. Driving by old sea captains’ homes, lovingly tended yards, and white-steepled churches soothe the soul.
Stay in an Historic Inn
To experience the best of fall on Cape Cod, stay in an historic inn. The Captain Farris House in historic Bass River Village fits the bill nicely. Treat yourselves to luxurious accommodations, top-notch service and amenities in the heart of Cape Cod. It’s your turn to fall for Cape Cod.