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Sweet Harvests

In the warmer months on Cape Cod, when I am not at work writing for you, I am in my garden.

In the warmer months on Cape Cod, when I am not at work writing for you, I am in my garden. 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…

Falling for Foliage: Plants that keep autumn gardens alive with color

Long after summer’s flowers have faded away, foliage plants keep fall gardens alive with color and texture.

September and October are glorious months on Cape Cod and the Islands, when the air temperatures cool down, but ocean and bay waters remain warm. Read more…

Cape Cod Brew Fest

As Autumn sets in, the nights get longer, the air gets colder, and the beer gets better...

AS AUTUMN SETS IN, the nights get longer, the air gets colder, and the beer gets better. Read more…

A Time for Farewell

The end of summer on Cape Cod is always tinged with regret.

The end of summer on Cape Cod is always tinged with regret. 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…

In the Red

The bright red sea of berries seen during the annual flooding of cranberry bogs has become a quintessential delight during Cape Cod autumns. Native to Cape Cod, cranberries were first used as a source of food by the Native Americans, and later, the Pilgrims. The growth of the cranberry industry on the Cape started in the early 1800s, when cranberries were either hand-picked or collected with hand-held scoops. This process continued until the mid-1900s when a walk-behind mechanical dry harvester became a popular—and time-saving—substitute. For information on all things cranberry, go to the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association’s website at www.cranberries.org.

In The Red

—Fiona O’Connor

Birds of a Feather

In the autumn, Cape Cod is a birdwatcher's paradise.

Last September, Mike O’Connor’s endless curiosity about the bird world and hunger for surprise sent him to Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable, a birding locale that rarely disappoints. What winged creatures on this fall day would be making their way along the long stretch of sand as they eventually head further south, like so many (human) snowbirds? Read more…