Recreation & Activities

Gunkholing: 2020 is going to be our best year yet!

By Brian Shortsleeve | March 16, 2020

Allyson Plessner came to Cape Cod Life in the summer of 2017 as a summer intern after graduating from the College of Charleston. It was not long before we saw…

400 Years in the Making

By Brenna Collins | March 16, 2020

Take a trip back in time to the event that shaped our nation, and commemorate those who came before us Four centuries ago, 100 souls endured a two-month journey across…

Living Local

By Allyson Plessner | November 21, 2019

From local shops and eats to fun events, there’s plenty to do on the Cape even after the last of the tourists head over the bridge. LoveLiveLocal is a driving…

Stone Cold Competitors

By Matt Tormey | November 20, 2019

Rock in the House A handshake is a common occurrence at Falmouth’s Cape Cod Curling Club (CCCC), marking the beginning and end of every match. Rarely in other sports does…

Entrance to Nantucket Harber from the sky

Village LIFE: The Pearls of Nantucket

By Brenna Collins | November 20, 2019

The soul of Nantucket is one of fortitude and ingenuity. Landing on a shore over thirty miles from the mainland, its first settlers built booming industries from the ground up.…

See these four spectacular weddings across the region

By Allyson Plessner | September 12, 2019

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know…

A Shoulder Season to Remember: Jennifer & Chad Meyer’s special day at Chatham Bars Inn

By Elizabeth Shaw | September 12, 2019

Jennifer & Chad Meyer Photography by Kelly Cronin Photography When most people think of a Cape Cod wedding, they picture a warm, beachside summer affair. But those who don’t think…

Love is in the Air: Amanda & Max Mancuso’s special day at Beach Plum Inn

By Mariah Shield | September 12, 2019

Amanda & Max Mancuso Photography by Ruth Eileen Photography You really can find love when you least expect it, as proven by Amanda and Max Mancuso. The two met on…

A Dream Come True on Nantucket: Louise and Justin Adomunes’ special day at Dreamland Theater

By Elizabeth Shaw | September 12, 2019

Louise & Justin Adomunes Photography by Katie Kaizer Photography Cinematic views of Nantucket Sound, a dog as the co-ring bearer, and a boat ride from ceremony to reception sounds like…

Sailing Together, Now and Forever: Kim & Michelle’s special day with Moment Sailing

By Katie Anastas | September 12, 2019

Kim & Michelle Photography by Brad Fowler Photography For Houston couple Kim and Michelle, marriage wasn’t their focus when they set their eyes on a Provincetown vacation two years ago—what…

Do you love Harwich?!

By Brenna Collins | September 12, 2019

Village Life: The Heart of Harwich The Soul of the Seaside Located on the Cape’s southern edge overlooking Nantucket Sound, the town of Harwich is a world to explore in…

Featherstone Center for the Arts on Martha’s Vineyard has a new renovated space

By Katie Anastas | September 11, 2019

With a new creative space, Featherstone Center for the Arts continues to enrich the Martha’s Vineyard community Photography courtesy of Featherstone center for the arts Tucked among acres of preserved…

Cotuit Mosquito Yacht Club

By Chris White | August 14, 2019

The Cotuit Mosquito Yacht Club continues to make waves while holding fast to tradition Photos provided by Chris White & Abby Ford In 1998, the Nantucket Yacht Club hosted the…

Cape Cod Lifesaving Competition

By Allyson Plessner | August 14, 2019

Lifeguards on Duty The Cape Cod Lifesaving Competition, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, shines a spotlight on a talented group of athletes tasked with protecting the Cape’s most precious…

Good Run Good Pace

By Troy Clarkson | August 14, 2019

It started as a fun run, from bar to bar, back in the days before running a road race was even a thing. It was that simple a concept. Today,…

Art on the Plate: Cocktails at Fishbones on Martha’s Vineyard

By Elizabeth Shaw | July 2, 2019

Nothing screams “Vineyard vacation” like sitting outside by the water, sipping a prosecco-infused frozen drink, right? Fishbones, located in Oak Bluffs, has Instagram-worthy drinks that are as delicious as they…

Sail away with Kurt Peterson

By Chris White | July 2, 2019

To a 6-year-old boy, a 28-foot catboat must seem like the RMS Queen Elizabeth II, a vast ocean liner brimming with possibility and adventure. A child could wander all about…

The Figawi: A note from Brian Shortsleeve

By Brian Shortsleeve | July 2, 2019

Gunkholing: A note from the publisher The Memorial Day weekend sailing regatta, which began in 1972, was created by a couple of friends challenging each other to a sailboat race…

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