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10 Fall Activities to Enjoy on Cape Cod

Fall on Cape Cod is a beautiful and popular season for visitors and residents alike. Enjoy fall on Cape Cod: 

  1. Foliage: One of the highlights of fall on Cape Cod is the vibrant display of foliage. The Cape's trees and shrubs turn various shades of red, orange, and yellow, creating picturesque landscapes. Scenic drives along Route 6A and visits to places like Nickerson State Park are popular for leaf peeping. 
  2. Mild Weather: Fall weather on Cape Cod is typically mild and pleasant. Daytime temperatures range from the 50s to 60s Fahrenheit (10-20°C), making it an ideal time for outdoor activities. 
  3. Reduced Crowds: Fall is considered the shoulder season on Cape Cod. As summer tourists depart, the crowds thin out, making it a more peaceful and relaxing time to explore the area. 
  4. Beaches: While swimming might not be as popular in the fall due to cooler water temperatures, Cape Cod's beaches are still lovely to visit for walks, beachcombing, and enjoying the serene atmosphere. 
  5. Hiking and Biking: The Cape offers numerous hiking and biking trails that are especially enjoyable in the fall. Nickerson State Park and Cape Cod Rail Trail are great options for outdoor enthusiasts. 
  6. Harvest Festivals: Cape Cod hosts various harvest festivals and events during the fall season. These festivals often feature local food, arts, crafts, and live entertainment. 
  7. Seafood: Cape Cod is known for its fresh seafood, and fall is a great time to savor dishes like clam chowder and lobster rolls without the long lines found in the summer. 
  8. Birdwatching: Fall is also a prime time for birdwatching on Cape Cod. Bird enthusiasts can spot migratory species as they pass through the area on their way south for the winter. 
  9. Cranberry Harvest: Cape Cod is famous for its cranberry bogs, and the fall season is when cranberry harvesting takes place. Some farms offer tours and events to learn about this local industry. 
  10. Whale Watching: While summer is the peak season for whale watching on Cape Cod, some species of whales can still be spotted in the fall, particularly in September and early October. 

Overall, fall on Cape Cod offers a more relaxed and scenic experience compared to the busy summer months, making it an excellent time to visit if you prefer cooler temperatures and fewer crowds.  ERA has rental properties available if you desire to stay, and if you love it, plenty of listing to check out.   

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