Cape Cod in the Fall: The Best Things to Do and See

During Fall, the once crowded beaches and town streets of Cape Cod open up. The bright red, yellow, and orange foliage deliver a striking backdrop. The weather becomes cooler and encourages residents and a few visitors to explore the wonders of the changing season. Cape Cod is also home to many bed and breakfasts and inns that offer seasonal and fall specials, like Candleberry Inn in Brewster, MA. Some believe that autumn is Cape Cod’s finest season and below you’ll find plenty of great activities and sights to enjoy.

Shining Sea Bikeway

Cape Cod in the fallThis is a beautiful bike path line the coast of Cape Cod. There is plenty to enjoy on this trail during Fall with the ocean stretching out before you on one side while beautiful shades of gold, copper, and green fill your view on the other side. The ocean breeze whipping across the sand will make for a nice, cool ride.

Fall for the Arts Festival

The fall season is the perfect time for festivals so look no further than the Fall for the Arts Festival. This is a month-long event in October that has wonderful artistic and cultural performances for families of all ages. All of the theater shows, art activities, exhibits, and live music performances will leave you eager to return.

Barnstable Haunted History Tour

Fall is not complete without a little mystery and spooky attractions. The Haunted History Tour, located in Barnstable Village, is complete with ghost stories and haunted cemeteries and jails. There are a number of different tours to choose from and ones that even offer overnight stays at haunted grounds.

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkins are one of Fall’s most iconic components, and what better activity to do during this time of year than pumpkin picking? There are a number of different farms that offer this delightful family experience such as Cobwebb Farm in West Barnstable, and Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth. Both farms have a variety of other fun activities such as hay rides and animal petting. West Falmouth is also the location of the annual Pumpkin Day festival located at Bourne Farm which offers several other enjoyable events to partake in on a afternoon.

Heritage Museum & Gardens

The Heritage Museum and Gardens offer a litany of different activities, sights, and events for people of all ages throughout the year. From excellent American art, car, and cinema costume exhibits, to an exciting adventure park and beautiful gardens, this is a can’t miss place to enjoy during the Fall at Cape Cod.

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