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Our Summer Smorgasbord

Summer on Cape Cod and the Islands is such a fun and exciting time...

Summer on Cape Cod and the Islands is such a fun and exciting time. Read more…

Along the Water

Recreation options abound on and beside the Cape Cod Canal

Every summer, millions of migratory fish make their way through the Cape Cod Canal, chasing their next meal. Read more…

Eden By The Sea

The Dune House was a favorite spot for Bunny and Paul Mellon who enjoyed the understated elegance of the cottage on the dunes.

Rachel “Bunny” Mellon and her husband, Paul, could have chosen any exquisite corner of the globe as the summer holiday retreat for their growing family. Read more…

Ripe with Activity: A Preview of Autumn Fairs and Harvests

Cape Cod Autumn Fairs, Festivals and Events...

Though famous worldwide as a haven for beachgoers and summer getaways, the attractions of the Cape do not wither after Labor Day. In fact, you could say many are just coming to life. In September and October, numerous events are scheduled across the peninsula where you can revel in the Cape’s bountiful local harvest. From pumpkins to scallops, cranberries to oysters, there’s something here for every discerning palate. Read more…

3 Treasured Months

There's a reason why we on the Cape and Islands welcome summertime...

There’s a reason why we on the Cape and Islands welcome summertime…  Read more…

Springtime Secrets

Four local naturalists share their favorite places to savor the arrival of spring.

Spring comes slowly to Cape Cod. Still, we know our surroundings are changing, waking up, and bursting with new life and activity.
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Nantucket for the Holidays

From the first of November until New Year's Day, Nantucket lights up with fun, revelry, and good cheer.

As temperatures plummet and the countdown until the holiday season begins, Nantucket prepares for a festive season. Islanders blend the old with the new this year, mixing tradition with creativity. In addition to the eagerly anticipated Christmas Stroll and the Nantucket Historical Association’s Festivals of Wreaths and Trees, the island has a special surprise in store this year: the first community-wide Nantucket New Year’s celebration. Islanders invite you to be a part of their holiday season, from the first of November, until the last horn blows on New Year’s Day. Read more…

Open Hearts and Open Homes

When local animal shelters fill up, foster families welcome abandoned pets—and often enjoy life-changing experiences.

What most people don’t realize,” Cassie Marischen says, “is how many animals we actually take in.” Marischen is the manager of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Cape Cod Adoption Center, a Centerville shelter that cares for all kinds of animals that have been abandoned or surrendered by their owners, including cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, rabbits, and even chinchillas. When other shelters turn animals away because of old age, aggressive behavior, or because they’re full, animals need to go somewhere else. “We are the somewhere else,” says Marischen.’ Read more…

Fall into Place

Fall is the Perfect Season for exploring Cape Cod...

Fall into Place

With warm weather and a fraction of the crowds, fall is the perfect season to explore  Cape Cod. In this edition of our annual autumn activities round-up, we’ve compiled weekend itineraries outlining some of the best celebrations from the Upper Cape out to the Islands as well as must-do diversions to enjoy during your trip. We’ve also gathered insights from experts to make your experiences as rich as possible, like the physical characteristics of bird species making a southerly migration through the region to the flavors that distinguish one variety of oysters from the next.After another bustling summer, the off-season is here. Savor it! Read more…

Kidding Around

A Guide to Children’s Activities This Summer on the Cape & Islands

For many children, once that final bell rings and closes out another school year, it’s time to power down the brain and focus on soaking up every drop of fun before the morning alarm goes off in September. Fortunately, many organizations on Cape Cod have found ways to bridge the gap between learning and fun. The following institutions have curricula that combine all things that make those golden weeks between June and September so wonderful—digging in the dirt, playing outdoors, exploring the beach—with a few character-building lessons thrown in for good measure.

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