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Taking Flight

As of August 2015, seven brewers claim Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, or Nantucket as their home, with Cape Cod Beer, Devil’s Purse Brewing, Cisco Brewers, Offshore Ale and Bad Martha Beer physically brewing on the Cape and Islands.
Given the tumultuous times we’re living in, it should come as no surprise that America’s love of beer is on the rise. According…

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Celebrate the harvest at Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers & Artisans Market

Locally grown produce, freshly baked treats, and handmade crafts and products are just a sampling of what can be found at Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers & Artisans Market, held downtown on Cambridge and North Union Streets, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through October 15.
Participating farmers, crafters, and other vendors are all Nantucket residents, and the products for sale are…

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Chappaquiddick—an island that’s tough to spell but hard to forget

If you want to get away from it all this fall—if only for a day or a few hours—the Martha’s Vineyard island of Chappaquiddick may be just the place for you.
Visitors traveling to “Chappy” generally bring their cars or bikes aboard the On Time II ferry for a quick (527 feet) journey across Edgartown Harbor. It’s a small, quiet place…

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Harvesting 101—Harwich company offers cranberry bog tours

For a behind-the-scenes look at how Cape Cod’s best-known fruit is grown, harvested, and marketed, consider spending a few hours learning about the life of a cranberry bog. Located at 1601 Factory Road in Harwich, Cape Cod Cranberry Bog Tours offers informational tours of the bog all year long.
On the tour, visitors of all ages can learn about the different…

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Experience the beauty of nature at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

If your idea of an ideal autumn day includes peaceful walks, fresh salt air, and glimpses of native wildlife, consider spending a few hours exploring Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, a nature area of some 1,000 acres overlooking Wellfleet Bay.
The sanctuary features flora, fauna, and five miles of hiking trails. “Each trail offers a different walking experience and a…

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The Whydah Pirate Museum is a new Cape Cod treasure

During the stormy night of April 26, 1717, fierce wind and rain sent the Whydah pirate ship to its watery grave off the coast of Wellfleet. As the ship went down, locals rushed to the beach to gather any treasure that may have been floating in the water, but most went home empty handed.
“The problem was the majority of the…

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Barnstable Haunted Tours—a nice paranormal night in the village

Interested in local history? Curious about the paranormal? Feeling brave? If so, consider joining a Barnstable Haunted Tour, which commence nightly at 7 p.m. in the village of Barnstable.
There are two tours available for families and groups, and another that’s tailored for couples. The Ghost Hunters Tour, held on Monday and Friday nights, brings participants on a three-hour adventure with…

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Swing by the Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Regarding the new Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, to say things are “looking up” would be quite an understatement. Through August, the ropes course had seen 11,000 climbers in 2016 alone, and it’s clearly growing into one of the top attractions on Cape Cod.
Opened in 2015, Heritage’s Adventure Park has four distinct ropes course trails that…

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Exploring the World Beneath the Waves

There is another world, a bigger world. It’s a world both alien and familiar, and it starts at the beach. It’s the world of diving, and while this world is often associated with crystal blue tropical waters, there are many great places to dive right here on Cape Cod and the Islands, from offshore and near-shore wrecks to freshwater ponds.…

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Take a ride on Nantucket’s wildside

A bumpy beach road leads visitors to the stunning Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge.

Drivers attempting to make their way out to the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Great Point Light on the northern tip of Nantucket are well advised to follow protocol should they wish to make theirs a return trip. At the Wauwinet Gatehouse, just south of The Wauwinet resort, drivers are…

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