Things to Do in Cape Cod

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Art’s Dune Tours, in Provincetown, take travelers off road through the lunar landscape of the dunes outside town; in the distance you can see the... Read More

Lying between the Chatham mainland and Tern Island, Aunt Lydia’s Cove and its sandbars and island beaches can be viewed from Shore Road and the... Read More

The bright-yellow vessel operated by Beachcomber Boat Tours offers seal-watching tours or drop-offs of passengers at North Beach (and pickups later). Read More

Walk the mile-long Beech Forest Trail, which winds through fragile sand dunes. Read More

With its relatively flat terrain and its network of paved bike trails, the Cape is perfect for family cycling outings. The seven-mile path along the... Read More

A symphony of chirping welcomes you to this bird-lovers paradise. The staff has tons of personality—if you tell them a joke, they’ll give... Read More

Bonatt’s Bakery & Restaurant, in Harwichport, is nothing to look at—but its sugarcoated Meltaway rolls are dreamy. Read More

The Brewster Store was converted from a church into a general store in 1866 and still has the requisite porch, coal stove, penny-candy display, and ice... Read More

This open-air stand on the side of the highway is your stop for beach plum jelly, rosehip jam, and cranberry marmalade. Read More

This sweet shop serves fudge in every flavor, from plain vanilla to Marshmallow Fluff to Reese’s. Read More

Home to the region’s largest selection of braided rugs, this Harwich company has a history dating back to 1910, when factory worker Romeo... Read More

In a small outbuilding with an honesty box, the farm shop sells a heavenly lavender-lemon marmalade. Read More

Attend demonstrations by naturalists and a resident beekeeper, plus explore the three nature trails through protected woodland and salt marshes and... Read More

The protected Cape Cod National Seashore stretches 40 miles, from Chatham all the way north to Provincetown. It was set aside in 1961 by John F. Kennedy... Read More

For a more active adventure, catch the eight-mile Cape Cod Province Lands Bike Trail at Race Point. It passes through sand dunes and forests and ends at... Read More

Built on an old railway bed, the 26-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail starts at Route 134 in Dennis and winds through Chatham, continuing north to Wellfleet.... Read More

The emphasis here, also home to the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, is on Broadway musicals. Bette Davis famously began her career here, as an usher. Read More

Chatham Pottery sells heavy ceramic pieces emblazoned with mermaids, shells, and other maritime motifs. Read More

If you’re in the mood for a pint and live music, head to this gritty nightspot, decorated with license plates from around the world. Local bands... Read More

The tiny cottage is crammed with every kind of antique lamp imaginable. Read More

Try the bakery's buttery, cinnamony, muffin-shaped Dirt Bomb donuts. (Faithful followers have sleuthed out the recipe and make them back at home.) Read More

Craigville Beach, the place to see and be seen in Hyannis, is sometimes called Muscle Beach for its concentration of buff beachgoers. Read More

Sisters Ann Hill and Margaret Hill combined their backgrounds in design and fashion to create this eclectic boutique, which sources from abroad ... Read More

The group, guided by trained naturalists, makes several daily trips to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, rich with whale sightings and wild... Read More

A popular stop for visitors on the way to Cape Cod, this colorful kite shop is located on Route 28 in the village of Harwichport. The windows of... Read More

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