Fall Is Beautiful And Fun On Cape Cod


There is a little, teeny, tiny nip in the air here in Austin, TX.  Makes me think of how wonderful the Fall is in Brewster.  It’s a well kept secret!  You probably don’t associate Fall with good beach weather, but the Cape can be glorious- warm sunny days with cool evenings and nights.  You know the ones where you come off the beach feeling a little sun kissed and reach for a comfy sweater or sweatshirt to sit around the fire in.  The beaches are sparsely speckled with those who are in the know about how wonderful this time of year is, making for a very tranquil and peaceful place to read a book, chat with good friends or sip on a glass of wine as the sun sets.  This is also a fabulous time to walk the shores and the flats.  Equally less busy is Old Kings Highway (6A) which stretches for 34 miles along the northern bay side of the Cape from Bourne to Orleans.  Imagine cruising with the windows open in the crisp air through some of the oldest villages in the country.  A drive along Old Kings Highway will not disappoint with so many historic and scenic sights along the way- old sea captain’s homes, beautiful churches, cranberry bogs, shops, farmland and other historic structures.  For those folks looking for a more active weekend, kayaking on one of the many fresh ponds, biking the Cape Cod Rail Trail and fishing are still great activities in the Fall.  Point of Rocks beach, .5 mile from the cottage, is one of the top spots for saltwater fishing on the Cape.  September marks the beginning of the magnificent Fall Foliage season which usually peaks in mid October.  This is great time for those of you looking for scenic beauty to capture with your cameras!  Lastly, I didn’t realize this until I started doing some research for this post, the Cape Cod Railroad runs several excursions through the end of October.  The 50 mile ride takes you by sand dunes, cranberry bogs, salt marshes and the Cape Cod Canal.  Excursions to pick from include the Family Supper Train, Sunday Brunch Train, Coastal Excursions Train and the Lunch Train.  More information can be found here about this unique experience.  Let me know if you try it!

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